Lieutenant Colonel Joseph L. Luchetta took command of the AFSBn-Bragg in June 2020. He was commissioned from the Early Commissioning Program at Marion Military Institute in 2000, subsequently serving in the Connecticut Army National Guard and Army Reserves while completing his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems at the University of Connecticut.
After being selected as a Transportation Officer, LTC Luchetta’s first assignment upon completing the basic course in 2003 was with 11th
Transportation Battalion, Fort Story, Virginia where he served as a platoon leader and battalion staff officer. After attending the career course in 2006, He was assigned to the 407th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, serving as the Support Operations Transportation Officer and Company Commander of Alpha Company, 407th BSB.
Upon completing 21-months of command, he attended the University of Virginia, receiving a Masters of Education in Kinesiology before serving three years as a physical education instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 2013, he once again PCS’d to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served in the 528th Sustainment Brigade, United States Army Special Operations Command as an ARSOF Support Operations Team Chief, Battalion Executive Officer, and Brigade S-4. He served as the Course Director for the Logistics Captain’s Career Course at Fort Lee, Virginia until assuming duties as Professor of Military Science at Northeastern University Army ROTC; a position he has held for the past three years.
LTC Luchetta’s deployments include a 12-month tour in Iraq with the 368th Cargo Transfer Company in 2004-2005, a 15-month tour in Iraq with the 407th BSB in 2007-2008, and a 9-month tour with Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan as the SOF Equipment Recovery Team Chief in 2013-2014. His military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, and the Command and General Staff Officer Course.
LTC Luchetta is married and they have four children.