LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAY B. SILVERIA

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Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria is the Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, He directs a four-year regimen of military training, academics, athletic and character development programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant.

 

Prior to assuming his current position, General Silveria served as the Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, and Deputy Commander, Combined Air Force Air Component, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia. As Deputy Commander, he was responsible for the command and control of air operations in a 20-nation area of responsibility covering Central and Southwest Asia, to include Operation Resolute Support in Afghanistan and Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria. He has previously served as Commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Forces Strategic at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., as well as Director, Security Assistance in the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq.

 

General Silveria grew up in an Air Force family and is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed undergraduate pilot training in 1986. He is a command pilot with more than 3,900 hours in the T-37, T-38, F-15C/E, HH-60 and F-35A aircraft. He has flown combat sorties over the Balkans and Iraq and served as Vice Commander at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

 

EDUCATION

1985 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

1996 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1997 Master of Social Science degree, Syracuse University, N.Y.

2005 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

2009 Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

2017 The Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. August 1985–August 1986, student, undergraduate pilot training, 82nd Student Training Squadron, Williams Air Force Base, Ariz.

2. January 1987–May 1990, T-37 instructor pilot, 96th Flying Training Squadron, Williams AFB, Ariz.

3. June 1990–March 1991, student, F-15E Replacement Training Unit, 550th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.

4. April 1991–June 1995, F-15E instructor pilot, 334th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.

5. July 1995–November 1997, F-15E Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 48th Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England

6. December 1997–July 1999, aide-de-camp, to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium

7. August 1999–June 2000, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

8. July 2000–July 2004, Director of Operations, 48th Operations Support Squadron; Commander, 492nd Fighter Squadron; Deputy Commander, 48th Mission Support Group, RAF Lakenheath, England

9. July 2004–June 2005, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

10. June 2005–January 2006, Commander, 32nd Air and Space Operations Center, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

11. January 2006–July 2007, Vice Commander, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England

12. July 2007–August 2008, special assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium 13. August 2008–June 2010, Commander, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England

14. July 2010–March 2012, Inspector General, Headquarters ACC, Langley AFB, Va.

15. March 2012–March 2013, Director, Security Assistance in the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq

16. April 2013–February 2014, Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Forces Strategic, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

17. February 2014–April 2016, Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nev.

18. April 2016–May 2017 Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; Deputy Commander, Combined Air Force Component, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia

19. August 2017–present, Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

1. December 1997–July 1999, aide-de-camp, to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium, as a major

2. July 2007–August 2008, special assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium, as a colonel

3. March 2012–March 2013, Director, Security Assistance in the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, as a brigadier general

4. April 2016–May 2017 Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; Deputy Commander, Combined Air Force Component, U.S. Central Command, Southwest Asia, as a major general

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating: Command pilot

Flight hours: More than 3,900

Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, AT-38B, HH-60, F-15C/E, F-35A

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Distinguished Service Medal

Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters

Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal

NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia)

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant May 29, 1985

First Lieutenant May 29, 1987

Captain May 29, 1989

Major Feb. 1, 1997

Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000

Colonel July 1, 2005

Brigadier General Sept. 2, 2010

Major General June 16, 2014

Lieutenant General Aug. 11, 2017

 

(Current as of September 2017)