Former U.S. Marine Corps Commissioned Officer Frank Perocchi
About Frank Perocchi
Retired IBM Staff Systems Test Engineer Frank Perocchi served in
the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for more than two decades. He held
a number of positions throughout his time in the USMC as he rose from
enlisted to commissioned officer status. Frank Perocchi’s range of
duties from 1967 to 1990 included Ground Combat Engineer, Marine
Corps/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Liaison Officer, and Air
Traffic Control Officer and Instructor.
Mr. Perocchi earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. During his undergraduate studies, he also gained qualifications through the Hawaii Air Academy as an Instrument-Rated FAA-Licensed Pilot. He additionally became a Licensed Air Traffic Controller through the FAA Air Traffic Control Academy, graduating top among his class of 14 at the Oklahoma City institution. Frank Perocchi has recently resumed studies at Embry-Riddle in pursuit of a master’s degree in corporate aviation law. He maintains an active role in his community and volunteers at his local Department of Veterans Affairs medical clinic three times weekly.
Now in his early 60s, he jogs four to five miles every other day and enjoys activities such as snow skiing and deep-sea fishing.