Maj Meagan Capra
Major Meagan E. Capra is the Operations Flight Commander for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 595. She is responsible for the construction, management, and execution of all professional military training and cadet operations. She also teaches the Junior AS300 course.
Major Capra was commissioned from the United States Air Force Academy in May 2012 where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English and stayed to serve as a Military Training Officer at the Preparatory School. Upon graduation from the Intelligence Officer Course, Major Capra supported the Personnel Recovery mission as the Chief of Intelligence Operations in the 347th Operations Support Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. From there, Major Capra served at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, as the Executive Officer of the 37th Training Wing where she directly supported the Air Force’s largest Training Wing in execution of graduating 86,000 personnel from 459 different courses to include the Technical Training of 56 Air Force Specialty Codes and Basic Military Training.
Major Capra transitioned to Shaw Air Force Base where she served at the 51st Intelligence Squadron as a Flight Commander leading 21 Airmen in conducting combat planning and execution of the Combined Forces Air Component Commander’s collection and exploitation operations. While there, she deployed to the 609th Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, where she served as the Deputy Chief of the Analysis, Correlation, and Fusion team, leading 63 combined members to deliver intelligence support for Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, FREEDOM’S SENTINEL, the Resolute Support mission and DELIBERATE RESOLVE. Upon her return, Major Capra served as the Assistant Director of Operations leading operations for 110 Airmen to deliver specialized regional analysis and targeting intelligence to the Commander of Air Forces Central Command.
Prior to assuming her current position, Major Capra was the 818th Operations Support Chief of Weapons and Tactics and the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Liaison Officer for the 18th Airborne Corps at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.
- 2012 Bachelor of Science, English, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- 2017 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
- July 2012 – April 2013, Military Training Officer, United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- April 2013 – November 2013, Student, Basic Intelligence Officer Training Course, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
- November 2013 – November 2014, Chief of Intelligence Operations, 347th Operations Support Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia
- November 2014 – May 2015, Plans and Programs Deputy Officer in Charge, Defense Language Institute English Language Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
- May 2015 – February 2016, Executive Officer, 637th Training Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
- February 2016 – August 2017, Executive Officer, 37th Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
- August 2017 – May 2018, Flight Commander Analysis, 51st Intelligence Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
- May 2018 – January 2019, Flight Commander Collections and Imagery, 51st Intelligence Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
- January 2019 – January 2020, Assistant Director of Operations, 51st Intelligence Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
- January 2020 – June 2021, Chief of Intelligence Analysis and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Liaison Officer, 818th Operations Support Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina
- June 2021 – July 2022, Chief of Weapons & Tactics, 818th Operations Support Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina
- July 2022 – Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Detachment 595, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
- Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
- Air Force Commendation Medal
- Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
- Second Lieutenant, 23 May 2012
- First Lieutenant, 23 May 2014
- Captain, 23 May 2016
- Major, 1 Sep 2021
(Current as of July 2023)