JAC Profile

Colonel "J" Joseph is the Chief Pilot and Deputy Director of Aviation for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). He is a retired airline pilot and Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and an active member of ISASI (International Society of Air Safety Investigators). He possesses over 47 years and 28,000 flight hours of aviation experience as well as 32 years of aviation accident analysis/reconstruction. As an aviator, Captain Joseph has instructional experience in all facets of aviation to include: general, military and air carrier. For over 40 years he has chaired or staffed numerous aviation departmental positions.

As a Marine Corps officer, Colonel Joseph established an impeccable reputation and is a highly decorated Naval Aviator. His distinguished 29 year career in the Marine Corps includes a tour with the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron - the Blue Angels. While assigned to the team, then Captain Joseph concurrently held the positions of Senior Marine KC-130 Demonstration Pilot and Squadron Safety Officer. His experience in this capacity has allowed for media visibility as an Aviation Consultant (Discovery Channel and various cable news networks), at the national level.

Colonel Joseph has authored numerous aviation safety and tactical articles. During his Marine Corps career, he has staffed countless tactical and operational billets. Additionally, his technical and tactical expertise has been demonstrated repeatedly in over 35 years of aviation curriculum development/doctrinal implementation. As an Instructor Pilot for a major US airline, Captain Joseph staffed and chaired several committees concurrent with the acquisition of a new fleet type.

JAC s proud to be an associate of General Aviation Experts of Sugar Grove, IL and Trident Engineering Associates, Inc. of Annapolis MD. In the capacity of expert witness, JAC has had the privilege to serve such distinguished law firms as: Kreindler & Kreindler, Mendes & Mount, Speiser, Krause, Madole & Nolan, Ross & Harrington, Dean & Gibson, Robert Potter and Cranfill Summer and Hartzog.

A full CV on Captain/Colonel Joseph may be viewed below or downloaded in PDF format HERE. Contact jacaviation@cs.com for any additional information.