My name is Joseph Van Valen. I have proudly served for the last 10 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. I am an Air Force pilot, and I fly the C-17 Globemaster III. Additionally, I am a FAA licensed Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor with over 2,300 hours of flying experience.
I studied Computer Science at Stanford University (undergraduate) and Criminology, Law & Society at University of California, Irvine (graduate). Prior to my Air Force career, I spent several years in the tech industry working as a Senior Software Engineer for AOL.