Joseph Brian Tuzzolino has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

His promotion took place at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Tuzzolino is currently serving as an intelligence officer with North American Aerospace Defense Command.

He has served in the military for 22 years and is a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tuzzolino is a native of Ocean County.

He earned a master’s degree in 2014 from Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.