John Tucker is a former United States Army Lieutenant Colonel and Apache pilot who retired on February 1, 2017.
Tucker was born and raised in Colorado and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in 1996 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. His military education includes completion of the Aviation Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the AH-64A and AH-64D Aircraft Qualification Courses, the AH-64D Instructor Pilot Course, and the Air Command and Staff College. Tucker is a Master Aviator with over 2,000 hours of flight time.
Tucker has served tours with the 1-6th Cavalry Squadron (Fighting Sixth) as a Platoon Leader; 1-3rd Aviation Regiment as an Assistant Battalion Operations Officer and HHC Executive Officer; 4th Aviation Brigade as an Assitant Brigade Operations Officer; 1-4th Aviation Regiment as a Company Commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 and Battalion Intelligence Officer; 21st Cavalry Brigade as a Combat Aviation Training Team Chief; 1-14th Aviation Regiment as a Battalion Operations Officer, Battalion Executive Officer, and Battalion Commander; U.S. Forces-Afghanistan HQs as a Joint Aviation Operations Planning Officer; 1-14th Aviation Regiment as a Battalion Executive Officer; 110th Aviation Brigade as a Brigade Operations Officer; DOTD as a Tactics Branch Chief; and 1-11th Aviation Regiment as a Battalion Commander.