Air Force Academy Graduate Colonel Pleads Guilty to Receiving and Making Child Porn

Col Mark W. Visconi Guilty in Child Porn Case
US Air Force Academy Graduate Col Mark Visconi Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

by Aurora Passing | AuxBeacon News Contributor

[Editor’s note: This arrived in our inbox this evening.]

Attention AuxBeacon Readers:

I don’t like the dirt that I have to deal with in Colorado Springs. If I didn’t take the time to point you to these details, you probably would not have noticed this story as it is being released on Friday night 4 October 2019 to bury it.

The buried headlines tonight read:

Air Force colonel pleads guilty in child pornography case

Air Force Colonel Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

Air Force colonel from Fairfax Co. pleads guilty to getting child porn

Col Mark W. Visconi, 48, of Fairfax Virginia downloaded and viewed “numerous child pornography images and videos” on his laptop using the Tor network for anonymous communication according to the plea documents.

Visconi also used his cellphone to “create hundreds of pictures focused on the clothed buttocks of minor girls, including some depicting ‘upskirts'” that were taken without their knowledge.

Col Visconi is a 1993 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and winner of the 2007 Jabara Award for that United States Air Force Academy graduate whose accomplishments demonstrate superior performance in fields directly involved with aerospace vehicles. The award is named after Colonel James Jabara (1923-1966), the First American Jet Ace.

Past Jabara Award winners include:

1968 Capt Donald D. Stevens, ’60
1969 1st Lt Karl W. Richter, ’64
1969 Major Terry R. Jorris, ’61
1970 Capt Wayne A. Warner, ’63
1971 Capt Neil B. Crist, ’66
1972 Capt R. Stephen Ritchie, ’64
1973 Capt Dale E. Stovall, ’67
1974 Major Robert A. Lodge, ’64
1975 Capt Ronald T. Rand, ’71
Capt Donald R. Backlund, ’71
1976 Lt Col Michael V. Love, ’60
1977 Major Roger E. Carleton, ’67
1978 Lt Col Wayne F. Kendall Jr., ’60
1979 Major M. H. Bushnell, ’64
1980 Colonel Thomas A. LaPlante, ’61
1981 Capt William T. Gillin, ’73
1982 Lt Col Robert L. Brenci, ’63
1983 Major Neal D. Coyle, ’72
Colonel Karol J. Bobko, ’59
1984 Capt Michael P. Davis, ’78
1985 Colonel James N. Allburn, ’63
1986 Major Larry E. Faber, ’73
1987 Capt James A. Trinka, ’78
1988 Major Marc D. Felman, ’76
Capt Thomas M. Ferguson, ’81
1989 Lt Col Robert H. Schnick, ’72
1990 Capt Francis R. Gabreski, ’81
1991 Capt William F. Andrews, ’80
1992 Major Corby L. Martin, ’80
1993 Major Ali C. Frohlich, ’80
1994 Lt Col James A. Sills, ’74
1995 Capt Harold E. Waters, ’85
1996 Lt Col Robert P. Donnelly Jr., ’77
1997 Lt Col David J. Scott, ’78
1998 Capt Daniel E. Flynn, ’91
1999 Major Peter E. Gersten, ’89
2000 Major James L. Cardoso, ’88
2001 Major Julian M. Chesnutt, ’89
2002 Major Henry C. Thompson, ’87
2003 Major Leighton T. Anderson, ’92
Major Edward J. Lengel, ’92
2004 Major Jason L. Hanover, ’92
2005 Lt Col Keith Schultz, ’79
2006 Capt John Vargas, ’96
2007 Maj Mark W. Visconi, ’93
2008 Capt Jonathan W. Graham, ’99
2009 Chesley B. Sullenberger, ’73
Capt. Travis A. Burton, ’00
2010 Capt Prichard R. Keely, ’04
2011 Capt Mike Polidor, ’04
2012 Capt Joseph “Drew” Hext, ’02
2013 Capt Christopher D. McConnell, ’05
2014 Capt Charles Napier, ’06
2015 Capt Kyle Babbit, ’08
2016 Maj Matthew Kuta, ’05
2017 Capt Brian Guyette, ’08
2018 Maj Marc Catalano, ’06

14 Comments on "Air Force Academy Graduate Colonel Pleads Guilty to Receiving and Making Child Porn"

  1. I can tell you from direct observation in Colorado that the problem of Air Force cadets and Air Force pilots being grown into narcissistic abusers, predators and criminals is much larger than the cadre acknowledges. No single journalist could write the report in which all of the Air Force lies, abuse and crime were chronicled. They would be attacked as anti-American simply for exposing the truth to the American people.

    Instead, Zoomies and candidates are drawn to the words shared by naive US congressman Adam Kinzinger

    “I was under the impression that to be a pilot in the military, you must be the cream of the cream, the top of the top,” said Kinzinger.

    While Air Force pilots may be creaming all over, Kinzinger’s suggestion is a joke. Military pilots are stuck thrusting, dragging and humping through the air and have been continuously mocked for this since 1947.

    Contrary to what Adam Kinzinger has said, very few military pilots are the cream of any top. They are silently viewed as ignorant, aggressive expendable aerial pawns and blunt tools by the very people who they ultimately must obey. This is not an isolated opinion, but a well documented observation from those who have served in the duty position. Consider Harold Ward a military pilot who authored Cold War Fighter Pilot. In that book he very clearly stated that:

    The fact that military people like Major Rudolph Anderson lost their lives by being shot down while doing recon flights seems to get lost in the major scheme of things. It was a reminder that most of us were merely expendable pawns in the game being played by he people at the top. Oh yes, the president did write a letter to Mrs. Anderson, but there was no penalty carried out against the Cubans or the Russians. As Tennyson put it in his ‘Charge of the Light Brigade,’ “Ours is not to reason why, but to do or die.” – Harold Ward, p. 158, Cold War Fighter Pilot (2004)

    Another example of the dregs, not cream, associated with military pilots is the fact that in all these years Major Jonathan C. Dowty of christianfighterpilot dot com hasn’t done the work to learn the origins of his religion as openly confessed in both New and Old Testaments and the monuments that pepper his nation. That US citizens allow people this stupid to gain influence over their children is a terrible shame.

    If Catholic priests or US Air Force pilots had a honor-code radar lock-on for the truth, then they would not be led to child pornography, pedophilia, sexual assault, cocaine and other crimes.

  2. Your story here is completely unfair. This is only one graduate.

    [Editor: Search the site for others, but to your point we have someone who has said they would assemble USAFA abuse and crime cases through the decades to help out Lt Gen Jay Silveria. We’ll see what they send us.]

  3. Why not ask Lt Gen Jay Silveria for his personal help to tell the truth about all the Air Force Academy crime stories just as you did for Civil Air Patrol molesters?

    http://www.auxbeacon.org/air-force-academy-ethics-instructor-arrested-in-attempt-to-lure-teen-online/

  4. Could please cover this story from 2016? Why would men do this?

    Air Force security forces are investigating the online distribution of explicit pornographic images allegedly depicting a female non-commissioned officer engaged in sex acts. But the pictures are fake, the Air Force said and the NCO is a target of a smear campaign.

  5. When he gets out of prison, don’t be surprised if CAP corporate gives him an honorary free membership to head up the cadet program. He matches up with many others perfectly.

  6. I see some very sad people in Civil Air Patrol are attacking your effort. They do this to discourage you and other whistleblowers from revealing the filth and lies that permeate the United States Air Force.

    Each one of these CYA trolls post or speak anything other than a full confession and public apology for funding Civil Air Patrol, you should expose another criminal Air Force officer who they have swept under the rug.

    Mark William Visconi lived in Sumter, SC in 2007 serving as the foreign policy advisor to the U.S. Central Command Air Forces commander at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.

    Shaw AFB is the home of the US Air Force Combat Song Book of Songs of Rape and Pedophelia.

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/disturbing-songbooks-surface-military-sexual-assault-suit/story?id=30033616
    http://www.auxbeacon.org/usaf-songs-of-rape-and-pedophelia/

    In March 2017, Colonel William Jones, former 20th Fighter Wing vice commander, was sentenced to 12 months in prison in South Carolina — and dismissed from the U.S. Air Force — after he pleaded guilty in a child pornography scandal.

  7. Vandenburg and Sijan Halls are currently full of future monsters, I get to look at some of them every day.

  8. HAH! I saw this story published on Fox News Network and also in the New York Post, but Fox’s Melissa Leon missed all the information you knew about this Air Force Special Ops Pilot, Col Mark Visconi. Amazing!

  9. Avatar CFranklinWilkerson | October 6, 2019 at 00:31 | Reply

    You used to have the story about Lt Col James Wilkerson and Lt Gen Craig Franklin, but I don’t see it here any more. What happened? Put it back!

    Lt Gen Craig Franklin was exposed in 2013 after he overturned the sexual assault conviction of Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, who Franklin felt was innocent. The Air Force ultimately reduced Wilkerson to the rank of major and kicked him out of the service after discovering that nearly a decade earlier he’d fathered a child with another woman while married.

    Sources for this story still carry it.

    Franklin’s decision in Wilkerson’s case led to major changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, removing commanders’ authority to reverse court-martial convictions. He was also highly criticized in December 2013 for dismissing rape charges against an airman first class.

  10. I’m not an expert in this field, but is there a correlation between pilots and sexual predators?

    Current news.
    https://nypost.com/2019/10/03/nj-pilot-who-had-sex-with-minor-on-autopiloted-plane-had-other-victims-suit-claims/

  11. Avatar askJSilveria | October 5, 2019 at 04:23 | Reply

    I always wanted to ask Jay Silveria and others if they were aware of just how many pedophiles and other criminals attended or graduated from the United States Air Force Academy. Can I do that here?

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