Richard Rusnok, CCAS MA ’99, is a test pilot with the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. On Dec. 25, he was featured in the Times Leader article, Flying to a Dream.
Maj. Rusnok’s decorations include the Air Medal with six Strike/Flight Awards, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and Gold Star, and two Sea Service Deployment ribbons.
He has accumulated over 1,700 flight hours in more than 20 different military aircraft, including the AV-8B, F/A-18, F-16, Mirage 2000D, and the F-35B/C.
He resides in Lexington Park, Md., with his wife Kara and their son Richard; their second child is due in February.