Lt Col Vicars is the lead for the Pilot Training Next Initiative, Bergstrom Airport, Austin, Texas. He is responsible for exploring the potential of current and emerging technologies in the context of USAF flight training.
Lt Col Vicars was commissioned in 1999 at AFROTC Detachment 157, Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Florida. He has flown the F-16 in South Korea, as a Forward Air Controller-Airborne in Alaska, as well as in support of Operation Noble Eagle in Guam. He has also served in the Joint Operations Center, Combined Forces Command, Kabul, Afghanistan. He has joint service on staff at U.S. Pacific Command, as well as joint education at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Lt Col Vicars is a command pilot with over 1,900 hours in the F-16 and T-38.