Jacob Capps is a 1st year instructor in the Core Physics Program with the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering. He graduated from Tuskegee University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering. He commissioned as an Aviation Officer, selected to fly the OH-58A/C and UH-60 helicopters. He subsequently served as a platoon leader, and assistant operations officer with the 2nd Battalion (Air Assault) 10th Aviation Brigade at Fort Drum, NY. Following the Aviation Captain’s Career Course, he served as the current operation’s G3 Air in 1st Corps Headquarters Section and took Company Command at 16th CAB in Fort Lewis, WA. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Northcentral University and later earned another Master of Science Degree in Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School. His research and thesis work involved creating a photo-counting spectrometer in order characterize the photonic response of heavy oxide inorganic scintillator crystals to detect fast neutrons.
Maj Capps’ deployment history includes: Afghanistan (02/2006 – 02/2007) with the 10th CAB (Combat Aviation Brigade), and Iraq (01/2009 – 01/2010) as the Corps current operations G3 Air Battle Captain, and Afghanistan (07/2012 – 07/2013) at USFOR-A Headquarters.
Major Capps is originally from Seattle, WA. He is married to Melissa and has 4 kids, Calista (12), Amir (10), Libiya (4), and Solomon (2). His outside interests include: Soccer, Basketball, Reading, Weightlifting, and Running.