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LIEUTENANT COLONEL JAMIL MUSA

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Lt Col Jamil I. Musa is the Commander, 7th Airlift Squadron, 62d Operations Group, 62d Airlift Wing, Joint Base LewisMcChord, Washington. In this position he leads 150 Airmen and oversees the training and readiness for C-17A combat aircrews in order to provide responsive and professional global mobility to national leadership. The 7th Airlift Squadron is responsible for securing U.S. interests through the effective support of contingency, aeromedical, and humanitarian missions utilizing the airland and airdrop capabilities of the C-17A, across the full spectrum of military operations. Lt Col Musa received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 2003. He has served as a Special Operations Low Level II Left Seat Instructor, Lead Airdrop Instructor, and Flight Examiner in the C-17A. Additionally, he has deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and has flown over 500 combat hours. An Olmsted Scholar to Morocco and North Africa/Middle East Foreign Area Officer, Lt Col Musa is proficient in Arabic and French. Prior to his current position, Lt Col Musa served as the Deputy Director for the Commander’s Strategic Initiatives Group, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Seoul, Korea.
 
EDUCATION
2003 Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, CO
2008 Master of Arts, Norwich University, VT
2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
2010 Defense Language Institute, Washington D.C.
2010 Foreign Service Institute, Advanced Area Studies Program, VA
2011 Olmsted Scholar Program, Rabat, Morocco
2013 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2014 Master of Arts, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
2015 Department of Defense Executive Leadership Development Program, Washington D.C.
2017 Mobile Asia-Pacific Orientation Course, Asia-Pacific Center for Strategic Studies, Seoul, Korea
 
ASSIGNMENTS
1. Aug 03 – Jan 03, Executive Officer, 437th Operations Support Squadron, Charleston AFB, SC
2. Jan 03 – Aug 05, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, TX
3. Aug 05 – Sep 07, C-17 Tactics Pilot, 16th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, SC
4. Sep 07 – Jun 08, Executive Officer, C-17 Aircraft Commander, 16th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, SC
5. Jun 08 – Mar 09, Command Post Duty Officer, C-17 Aircraft Commander, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, SC
6. Mar 09 – Dec 09, Tactics Flight Assistant Flight Commander, C-17 Instructor Pilot, 16th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, SC
7. Dec 09 – Jul 10, C-17 Instructor Pilot, Group Executive Officer, 437th Operations Group, Charleston AFB, SC
8. Jul 10 – May 11, Student, Defense Language Institute, Arlington, VA
9. May 11 – Dec 13, Olmsted Scholar, Rabat, Morocco
10. Dec 13 – Dec 14, C-17 Instructor Pilot, Director of Wing Training, 62d Operations Support Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
11. Dec 14 – Dec 15, Operations Officer, 62d Operations Support Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
12. Jan 16 – Jul 17, Aide-de-camp to the Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Seoul, Korea
13. Aug 17 – Apr 18, Deputy Director, Commander’s Strategic Initiatives Group, UNC/CFC/USFK, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Seoul, Korea
 
FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Senior Pilot
Flight Hours: 2,400 hours
Aircraft Flown: T-6A, T-1A, C-17A
 
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
 
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 28, 2003
First Lieutenant May 28, 2005
Captain May 28, 2007
Major June 1, 2013
Lieutenant Colonel Dec 1, 2016

(Current as of June 2018)