Lieutenant Colonel Jack LoMedico retired from 35 years of active and reserve service in july of this year. Born and raised in Utica, LoMedico joined the US Air Force in 1974. He served in Utah, then as an air traffic controller at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome. In between, he got his bachelor's degree in sociology, then joined the army reserves in 1983 - eventually becoming a Second Lieutenant. LoMedico was deployed in Operation Desert Storm, and went on to serve as a Civil Affairs Officer in Bosnia, and a commander in iIaq in 1996. During the 9/11 attacks, LoMedico acted as a liason for FEMA and the military and also gave his time and service during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He just finished his career working in New York City and Albany in the Office of Emergency Management. Now, Lt. Col. LoMedico is working as a parole officer, living in utica, and is enjoying his time in the outdoors.
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