Omaha, NE, February 25, 2011, John-Henry Percy, retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Department of Defense, has been recognized by Elite American Public Servants for dedication, achievements and leadership in military service.
Having served his country for 30 years, Mr. Pearcy attributes his success to his dedication, honesty and integrity. During his career with the U.S. Department of Defense, he was tasked with developing training plans for forward air controllers and mission planning guides for cruise missiles. He quickly garnered a reputation for being a highly competent instructor, specializing in radar navigation. Utilizing this expertise, he became a B-52 bomber radar navigation instructor at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, which he describes as the highlight of his career.
Mr. Pearcy holds extensive work experience with the U.S. Department of Defense. He worked domestically at the National Security Agency in Maryland; he also enjoyed many international posts, which included bases in Japan, England and Korea. In the United States, he received training on the B-52 bomber at Mather Air Force Base in California. Along with his previously mentioned instruction experience, he instructed radar navigation at the combat crew training school at Castle Air Force Base. Furthermore, Mr. Pearcy was a ground forward air controller with the 10th Mountain Division in New York and the flight commander of the cruise missile division at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. During 1986 through 1989, he participated in a successful classified reconnaissance mission.
Mr. Pearcy holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Maryland. Following this, he graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a master’s degree in counseling in 1989. He earned a second bachelor's degree in secondary education from Peru State College in 2003. Honored with many military awards and decorations, he is a member of the VFW, The American Legion and Disabled American Veterans. In his leisure time, Mr. Pearcy enjoys outdoor activities, including fishing, camping and hunting.
Mr. Pearcy hopes to work with youth in a juvenile center, train them to develop their leadership skills and motivate them to be successful.