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Lt. Colonel Jeffrey M. Montgomery

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Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey M. Montgomery is the Commander, 510th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy.

Lieutenant Colonel Montgomery was commissioned in 1999 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. After attending graduate school, he completed undergraduate pilot training in 2001. Following pilot training, he served as a T-38 Instructor Pilot before transitioning to the F-16 in 2005.  Since then, Lieutenant Colonel Montgomery has served in a variety of operational and training assignments, performing duties as an F-16 Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, Scheduling Officer, Safety Officer, Flight Commander, and Assistant Director of Operations.  Most recently, he served as the Director of Operations for the 31st Operations Support Squadron and then the 555th Fighter Squadron.  Lieutenant Colonel Montgomery is a senior pilot with over 2,400 flying hours in the F-16, T-38 and T-37, including 260 combat hours.  

1999  Bachelor of Science in Political Science, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.
2000  Master of Arts in American Government, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
2007  Squadron Officer School (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL
2009  Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence), Maxwell AFB, AL

1.  August 1999 – August 2000, AFIT Graduate Student, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
2.  August 2000 – September 2001, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, MS.
3.  October 2001 – June 2005, T-38 Instructor Pilot, Scheduler, 50th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, MS.
4.  July 2005 – April 2006, Student, F-16 Initial Qualification Training, 63rd Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ
5.  April 2006 – July 2007, F-16 Pilot, Scheduler, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea.
6.  August 2007 – October 2010, F-16 Instructor Pilot, Chief of Safety, Flight Commander, 510th Fighter Squadron; Chief of Flight Safety, 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano AB, Italy.
7.  October 2010 – July 2013, F-16 Evaluator Pilot, Assistant Director of Operations, 308th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ (September 2012 – February 2013, Jordan and Qatar Air Defense Liaison Team Duty Officer, AFCENT A5, Al Udeid AB, Qatar).
8.  July 2013 – May 2015, Director of Operations, 31st Operations Support Squadron; Director of Operations, 555th Fighter Squadron, Special Projects Officer, 31st Operations Group, Aviano AB, Italy.
9.  May 2015 – Present, Commander, 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy.

Rating:  Senior Pilot
Flight hours:  More than 2,400 hours, including 260 combat hours
Aircraft flown:  F-16, T-38 and T-37

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal

Second Lieutenant  June 1999
First Lieutenant  June 2001
Captain  June 2003
Major  December 2008
Lieutenant Colonel  Jun 2014

(Current as of May 2015)

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