Dana "Pete" Nielsen

My name is Dana Nielsen (prefer to be called Pete).  I have just recently started as the AFJROTC CO-21 Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI).  I'm very excited to start my service to the students of Aurora Central and Hinkley High Schools.  I recently retired from the US Air Force after 22 years of service.  I'm eager to share my academic, military and life experiences with the students and help guide them toward their future goals.  It is my goal to motivate each and every student to leave with a renewed enthusiasm to become better citizens dedicated to serve their respective communities.

I'm originally from Circle MT, population 700!  I received my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Moorhead State Minnesota and my commission from North Dakota State University in May of 1989.  During my 22 years in the Air Force, I flew as a KC-135 Navigator, instructed Political Science at the US Air Force Academy and served as a Professor of Aerospace Studies/Detachment Commander at South Dakota State University.  Most recently, I served as an Academic Dean at National American University, Colorado Springs CO.

I welcome any questions or comments you may have.  Please send me an email at dsnielsen@aps.k12.co.us or call me at 303-340-1600, ext 27080.

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