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LIEUTENANT COLONEL JACOB SULLIVAN

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Lieutenant Colonel Jacob P. Sullivan is the Commander, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He directs activities for more than 700 active-duty, civilian and reserve personnel in sortie generation efforts for 48 C-17 aircraft in support of Headquarters Air Force and Department of Defense directed airlift taskings.

 

Lt. Col. Sullivan entered the Air Force in 2003 as a graduate of the AFROTC program at Iowa State University. He was previously a student at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Maxwell AFB, Alabama after attending the Army’s Command and General Staff College. He has served in various assignments to include serving as the Commander, 28th Maintenance Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, SD where he organized, trained, equipped, and ensured unrivaled maintenance support for the assigned B-1B aircraft.  His previous assignments include Grand Forks AFB, ND, McConnell AFB, KS, and Ellsworth AFB, SD, where he has served in positions within the MXS, AMXS, and the MXG. 

 

Born in Waterloo, Iowa in 1980, he and his wife Stephanie have two sons; Jack, age 7 and Eli, age 4.  

 

EDUCATION

2003 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, minor in Military Studies, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2010 Master of Science in Leadership, Southwestern University, KS

2016 Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS

2017 Master of Philosophy in Military Strategy, SAASS, Maxwell AFB, AL 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. June 2003 – June 2004, Accessories Flight Commander, 319 MXS, Grand Forks AFB, ND

2. June 2004 – Aug. 2004, KC-135 Maintenance OIC, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

3. Aug. – Oct. 2004, Sortie Support Flight Commander, 319 AMXS, Grand Forks AFB, ND

4. Oct. 2004 – Oct. 2005, Executive Officer, 319 Maintenance Group, Grand Forks AFB, ND

5. Oct. 2005 – April 2007, APG Officer In Charge, 319 AMXS, Grand Forks AFB, ND

6. Nov. 2005 – Jan. 2006, Assistant KC-135 Maintenance OIC, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar

7. June 2006 – Feb. 2007, In Lieu of Tasking Team Leader/Battle Captain, 2d Brigade, 205th Corps, Zabul Province, Afghanistan

8. April – Sept. 2007, Asst Maintenance Operations Officer, 22d MXS, McConnell AFB, KS

9. Sept. 2007- Sept. 2008, Flight Commander, Maintenance Flight, 22d MXS, McConnell AFB, KS

10. Sept. 2008 – July 2010, Green AMU OIC, 22d AMXS, McConnell AFB, KS

11. July 2010 – June 2013, Operations & Recruiting Flt/CC, AFROTC Detachment 250, Ames, IA

12. July 2013 – June 2015, Maintenance Operations Officer, 28 AMXS, Ellsworth AFB, SD

13. June 2015 – June 2016, Commander, 28 MXS, Ellsworth AFB, SD

14. June 2016 – June 2017, Student, CGSC, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

15. June 2017 – June 2018, Student, SAASS, Maxwell AFB, AL

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Combat Action Medal

Meritorious Unit Award

AF Outstanding Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

AF Overseas Ribbon Short

Air Force Expeditionary Service Medal

Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon with device

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant May 28, 2003

First Lieutenant May 28, 2005

Captain May 28, 2007

Major Dec. 1, 2013

Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2018

 

(Current as of June 2018)