Maj. Dylan Newman is in his second season on the football staff at Air Force and first as a defensive assistant coach and senior military representative. He served as the senior military representative and administrative assistant in 2015 in his first season with the program.
Newman attended the US Air Force Academy, Class of 1999, where he was a three-year football letterman at the Academy as a wide receiver. He helped the Falcons to back-to-back bowl games in 1997-98 when the team collected a school-record 22 victories in consecutive seasons. The Falcons were 10-3 in 1997 and a school-best 12-1 in 1998 and finished the year ranked 10th nationally. Newman was second on the team in receiving in 1998 with 21 catches for 458 yards and four touchdowns.
During Newman’s first duty assignment as a Special Agent (AF Office of Special Investigations), he led the fugitive retrieval program and had a stellar 100% capture rate that included an AF Top 10 most wanted criminal. Newman cross-trained into Air Force Special Operations as a Special Tactics Officer (STO) and was stationed overseas, deploying in support of the Global War on Terror (GWOT), leading Special Operations Forces, prosecuting numerous anti-terror/GWOT missions. He deployed as the Special Tactics mission commander for the Non-combatant Evacuation Operation, Joint Task Force Lebanon, evacuating 500-plus Americans out of war-torn Beirut, as well as the mission commander, Iraq, commanding 18 personnel executing over 100 missions and directing special operations support and security to the Vice President during his visit. Newman has also served as a staff officer at Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) as well as HQ US Air Force (Pentagon) whereas he served as the Program Manager for $1B worth of Special Operations programs.
Newman and his wife Lt. Col. Deborah Newman have three children, Magnus (seven), Maliah (five) and Ella (two), and enjoy spending as much time with them outdoors, exploring and enjoying life.