Lt Col Nathan Loucks, USAF
Education: U.S. Air Force Academy, BS in Aeronautical Engineering, 2002; Liberty University, Master of Science in Management, 2010
Present Assignment: Instructor Pilot for Upgrading T-38 Instructor Pilots at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, TXMinistry Involvement:
OCF member since 2000; Weekly OCF Bible study leader and mentoring/discipling to new lieutenants at JBSA; current Sunday school teacher at local church; weekly Bible study leader; Ellsworth AFB, SD; Spring Canyon retreat attendee
As a kid, I thought pleasing God simply required pleasing my parents. I professed faith in Christ in junior high thinking that was the natural next step. By God’s grace I grew in knowing Him, but in recent years I’ve comprehended my wretchedness before a holy God and my need to walk in daily repentance, recognizing Christ as Lord.
What do you see as the biggest opportunity for OCF?
Cadets and officer candidates enjoy tremendous growth and fellowship at their commissioning sources through OCF Field Staff and other leaders, but the next step for many young officers is void of OCF representation. A recent crackdown (in the AF, at least) on inappropriate student/instructor relations had the unintended consequence of stifling fellowship at many training bases. We should double down in those locations to ensure continuity of ministry in this formative stage while honoring the authorities appointed over us.
Nominated By: Col Jupe Etheridge, USAF; Capt Taeyoung Lee, USAF; Col Houston Waring, USAF (Ret.)