Col. Arthur Tomassetti is a Marine Corps officer and vice commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing, Air Education and Training Command at Eglin Air Force Base.
Col. Tommassetti has been with the F-35 project since the beginning. So he's seen it go from concept to reality. And he's well pleased with the results:
"Whatever you want to believe about the F-35 today, we finally built the STOVL airplane we’ve been trying to build for 60 years,” Tomassetti said.