COLONEL JACQUELINE D. BREEDEN

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Colonel Jacqueline D. Breeden is the Commander, United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School. She commands faculty and staff that motivate, prepare and evaluate Cadet Candidates in an educational, military, moral and physical environment to perform successfully and enhance diversity at the United States Air Force Academy.

Col Breeden received her commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1994, attended Intelligence Officer Training at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, and served as an intelligence officer prior to her selection for Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Colonel Breeden qualified as an Instructor Aircraft Commander in the C-5 Galaxy with assignments at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware; Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma; and Travis Air Force Base, California. Prior to assuming her duties on staff, Colonel Breeden twice commanded at the squadron level, served as the Deputy Group Commander, 60th Operations Group, Travis Air Force Base, California, and served as the Chief, Inspections Division, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

Colonel Breeden is a Command Pilot with over 2,300 flight hours in T-37B, T-1A, and C-5A/B/C/M aircraft.

EDUCATION

2012  Air War College, Correspondence 
2008  MA, Counseling & Leadership, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado 
2006  MBA, Organizational Development, American Military University, Charleston, Virginia 
2005  Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence 
2004  C-5 Instructor Aircraft Commander Course, Altus Air Force base, Oklahoma 
2003  C-5 Aircraft Commander Qualification Course, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma – DistinguishedGraduate 
2001  Squadron Officer School, Residence, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama – Distinguished Graduate 
2000  Squadron Officer School, Correspondence 
2000  C-5 Initial Qualification Course, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma – Distinguished Graduate 
2000  Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma 
1998  USAF Intelligence Targeting Course, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas – Distinguished Graduate 
1995  USAF Intelligence Officer School. Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas – Distinguished Graduate 
1994  BS, Political Science, Arabic minor, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado

ASSIGNMENTS 

1. 1994 Assistant Executive Officer, Office of the Commandant of Cadets, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado 
2. 1994 – 1995 Student, USAF Intelligence Officer School, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas 
3. 1995 – 1996 Asst Chief, Current Intelligence, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona 
4. 1996 – 1999 Asst Chief, Intelligence Operations; Chief, Target Intelligence; and Chief of Protocol, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota 
5. 1999 – 2000 Student, Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma 
6. 2000 – 2005 C-5 Pilot, Instructor Aircraft Commander and Wing Executive Officer, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover 
Air Force Base, Delaware 
7. 2005 – 2007 Instructor Aircraft Commander, C-5 Training Division Chief, and Asst Director of Operations, 
56th Airlift Squadron, 97th Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma
8. 2007 – 2008 AFIT Student, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Master’s Degree Program, University of Colorado 
at Colorado Springs, Colorado 
9. 2008 – 2010 Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Cadet Squadron Three, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado 
10. 2010 – 2012 Asst Director of Operations, 22nd Airlift Squadron, and Chief of Safety, 60th Air Mobility Wing, 
Travis Air Force Base, California 
11. 2012 – 2-14 Commander, 22nd Airlift Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California 
12. 2014 – 2015 Deputy Commander, 60th Operations Group, Travis Air Force Base, California 
13. 2015 – 2016 Chief, Complaints Resolution Division, and Chief, Inspections Division, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois 
14. 2016 – Present, Commander, United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 

Meritorious Service Medal w/ Silver Oak Leaf Cluster 
Aerial Achievement Medal w/ Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster 
Air Force Achievement Medal w/ Two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters 
AF Outstanding Unit Award w/ Valor Device, Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, and Two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters 
Combat Readiness Medal w/ Four Oak Leaf Clusters 
National Defense Service Medal w/ Small Bronze Star 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal 
Kosovo Campaign Medal 
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal 
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/ Gold Border 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION 
Second Lieutenant June 1, 1994 
First Lieutenant June 1, 1996 
Captain June 1, 1998 
Major Oct. 1, 2004 
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 1, 2009 
Colonel Dec. 1, 2015 

(Current as of 11 July 2016)