Captain Sean Mochocki is currently an instructor in the School of Systems & Logistics at the Air Force Institute of Technology where he is teaching and developing courses on Enterprise Architecture and Life Cycle Risk Management. He was formerly a Computer Science Master’s student in the Air Force Institute of Technology, graduating in March of 2020. He transferred to the United States Space Force on June 7th, 2021.
During his first assignment at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Captain Mochocki served as a Responsible Engineer in the Atlas V flight, providing the critical mission assurance function to make sure that DoD assets successfully completed their journeys to their proper orbits. As part of the 45th Launch Support Squadron, Captain Mochocki was the SpaceX Flight Mission Lead for the Evolving Launch Vehicles Flight, providing situational awareness of SpaceX operations to senior leadership, and assisted in cultivating the critical relationship between SpaceX and the 45th Space Wing.
Capt Mochocki was the lead engineer for the Communications Integrated Product Team Joint Surveillance Targeting & Attack Radar System (JSTARS) Recapitalization Division in the Air Force Materiel Command in his second assignment. He was responsible for system risk assessment and decision analysis for a seventeen aircraft fleet estimated at $22B for its life cycle. Capt Mochocki was also a key liaison to the Army and USMC to ensure user requirement fulfillment with the delivered weapon system.
2020 – Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, Air Force Institute of Technology
2017 – Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL (Distinguished Graduate)
2012 – Air Force Officer Training School
2012 – Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL (Magna Cum Laude)
2006 – Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
March 2018 – Present, Instructor, School of Systems & Logistics, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
August 2016- March 2018, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
January 2016 - June 2018, Lead Communications Engineer, JSTARS Recap, Hanscom AFB, MA
August 2014 – January 2016, SpaceX Flight Mission Lead, 45th Launch Support Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
August 2012 – August 2014, Atlas V Avionics Responsible Engineer, 5th Space Launch Squadron, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
Effective Dates of Promotion
Captain August 2016
First Lieutenant August 2014
Second Lieutenant August 2012
Mochocki, S. A., Lamont, G. B., Leishman, R. C., & Kauffman, K. J. (2021). Multi-objective database queries in combined knapsack and set covering problem domains. Journal of big data, 8(1), 1-21.
Mochocki, S., Kauffman, K., Leishman, R., & Raquet, J. (2020, April). Relational Database for PNT Data. In 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) (pp. 888-899).