Capt Phil Peters

Capt Phil Peters

Capt. Phil Peters is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and Flight Commander for Air Force ROTC Detachment 255 at the University of Iowa.  In this position, he is responsible for recruiting, educating, and training students for entry into the Air Force as commissioned officers.

Previously, Phil was a Flight Commander for the 232nd Intelligence Squadron, Iowa Air National Guard.  The 232nd Intelligence Squadron provides tactical and operational imagery and targeting materials support to Combatant Commands, Air Operation Centers and warfighting units.

Prior to serving in the 232nd Intelligence Squadron, he was a Flight Commander for the 705th Training Squadron, helping train operational planners on the planning and execution of Special Technical Operations capabilities.  Capt. Peters has deployed to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, serving as an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Collections Strategist at the Joint Intelligence Operations Center - Afghanistan.


2008 Bachelor of Arts, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2009 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2009 Intelligence Officer Basic Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX
2010 Joint Targeting School, Naval Air Station ​Oceana, VA
2013 Air Operations Center Planner Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2013 Squadron Officer School (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL
2014 Military Deception Planner Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2014 Master of Business Administration, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA


1. January 2009 - February 2009, Student, Air and Space Basic Course
2. March 2009 - October 2009, Student, Intelligence Officer Basic Course
3. November 2009 - October 2010, Chief of Targets, 353rd Combat Training Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK
4. November 2010 - May 2011, Collection Strategist, Joint Intelligence Operations Center - Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan
5. June 2011 - April 2012, Chief of Intelligence Operations, 353rd Combat Training Squadron, Eielson AFB, AK
6. May 2012 - October 2012, Executive Officer, 354th Operations Group, Eielson AFB, AK
7. November 2012 - April 2014, Flight Commander, 705th Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL
8. May 2014 - April 2016, Flight Commander, 233rd Intelligence Squadron, Iowa Air National Guard, Des Moines, IA
9. May 2016 – July 2016, Flight Commander, 232nd Intelligence Squadron, Iowa Air National Guard, Des Moines, IA
10. July 2016 – Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, Air Force ROTC Detachment 255, The University of Iowa

Major Awards and Decorations:

Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
2011 11th Air Force Intelligence Officer of the Year
2013 705th Training Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year

Effective Dates of Promotion:

Second Lieutenant 20 December, 2008
First Lieutenant 20 December, 2010
Captain 20 December 2012