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Mr. Bruce Beyerly


Department of Military & Strategic Studies

Mr. Beyerly
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Mr. Bruce Beyerly graduated from USAFA in 1989. His 25-year active duty career included B-52 navigator and B-1 WSO flying, Air Staff, and Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) squadron and group command. After working in the private sector, Mr. Beyerly returned to the Air Force environment, teaching in the MSS department as an adjunct instructor, now in a full-time capacity.


B.S., Engineering Mechanics, USAFA

Masters in Public Administration, Univ of Oklahoma

M.S., Military Operational Art & Science, Air Command and Staff College

Professional Experience

Wing Weapons & Tactics Chief +  Wing Operations Plans Chief, 2000-2003

Deputy Division Chief and Air to Ground Weapons SME, HQ USAF, 2004-2007

Operations Officer, B-1 Operational Test & Evaluation, 2007-2008

Commander, 5th Air Support Operations Squadron, 2008-2010

Deputy Commander, 1st Air Support Operations Group, 2010-2011

Chief, NATO Air Operations, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2011-2012

Commander, 1st Air Support Operations Group, 2012-2014

Store Development Services Manager and Construction Project Manager, Starbucks Coffee, 2014-2018

Owner and Coach, Shifting Gears Cycling Training, 2020-present

Instructor, Military & Strategic Studies, 2021-present