Educated at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia, Joe Chosney served as a Senior IT Specialist for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the United States Treasury Department for 26 years before retiring in July 2010. Before beginning his US Treasury Department career, Chosney worked as a commercial flight instructor and an air traffic controller. Joe Chosney earned his Private Pilot's Certificate during his time at Davis & Elkins College, after which he attended flight school. At flight school, Chosney received ratings as a commercial pilot, instrument pilot, and multi-engine pilot, eventually becoming the youngest instructor for the CE-500 Citation Jet in the country. Chosney also received flight instructor ratings, including as an Airplane Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, Instrument Ground Instructor, and Advanced Ground Instructor. With his extensive training in aviation and flight instruction, Joe Chosney attended the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Control School in Oklahoma City, where he completed the four-year training period to become a certified Radar Controller. During his 26-year career as a Senior IT Specialist with the IRS, Joe Chosney oversaw the testing and documentation of national U.S. Department of Treasury programs, ensuring that they operated on time and without errors. As the team manager, he was also responsible for the accurate and timely work of his team, checking on its progress and assisting team members with complex technical issues, computer maintenance, and workarounds. While working with the IRS, Chosney attended more than 40 training courses in highly technical subjects. Chosney has earned more than 20 Special Achievement and Special Act Awards in recognition of his excellent work, and was also awarded the Internal Revenue Service's highest honor, the IRS Commissioner's Award. An accomplished pilot and instructor, Joe Chosney belongs to the College Park Flying Club, the College Park Airport Preservation Association, and the Fraternal Order of Police. In his spare time, Chosney enjoys scuba diving, serving as a flight instructor, and competitive shooting. He contributes to a wide range of charities, including the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, Toys for Tots Foundation, and his local volunteer fire department. Currently, Joe Chosney lives in Jacksonville, Florida.