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Rick Mills U.S. Military Academy Professor

  • Drone Instructor Hours:


  • Manned Aviation Experience:

    27 years as a pilot - 2 years as a remote pilot

  • Pilot Rating:


  • Expertise:

    Aerial Imagery and Inspection

A former school district superintendent and two-time chairman of the Chicago Memorial Day Parade and Weekend, Rick has been a private pilot since 1990. Rick enjoyed a distinguished career in the United States Army that included serving overseas, teaching at the United States Military Academy, Tank Company Commander, 2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry and Squadron Commander, 3rd Squadron 16th Cavalry Regiment.  He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2001 with decorations including the Legion of Merit, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge.

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