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Captain Jeremy Jacobellis

Instructor of History

Department of History

Capt Jacobellis
Contact Information

(719) 333-8542



Capt Jeremy Jacobellis graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2017. Upon graduation, as the 2017 Holaday Scholar, he attended Exeter College, University of Oxford, where he earned a Master of Philosophy in Modern Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on North African history.

After graduate school, Capt Jacobellis completed the Public Affairs Qualification Course at the Defense Information School, Ft. Meade, Maryland, and then worked as a public affairs officer in a variety of roles at Dover AFB, Delaware, to include chief of public affairs for the 436th Airlift Wing. After this assignment, he served as chief of public affairs for the 39th Air Base Wing at Incirlik AB, Turkey. Capt Jacobellis now serves as an instructor of history at the United States Air Force Academy.

Capt Jacobellis is currently a member of the Language Enabled Airmen Program (LEAP) for both French and Modern Standard Arabic. He has provided translation and interpretation support for numerous combined training events and international conferences.


Master of Philosophy, Modern Middle Eastern Studies (North Africa), Exeter College, University of Oxford (2019)

Bachelor of Science, Foreign Area Studies (Africa) and Humanities, United States Air Force Academy (2017)

Professional Experience

Instructor, Department of History, United States Air Force Academy, CO (2022-present)

Chief of Public Affairs, 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik AB, Turkey (2021-2022)

Public Affairs Officer and Chief of Public Affairs, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover AFB, DE (2019-2021)

Honors & Awards

Air and Space Commendation Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

U.S. Department of State, American Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Certificate of Appreciation (2022)

U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air Forces Africa, Public Affairs Communication Excellence Outstanding Company Grade Officer Award (2021)

Defense Information School, Distinguished Graduate and Maj. Megan McClung Award for excellence in leadership, academics and professional expertise in public affairs (2020)

United States Air Force Academy, Distinguished Graduate (2017)

United States Air Force Academy, Albert B. and Sidney E. Holaday Scholar (2017)

United States Air Force Academy, Outstanding Cadet in Humanities division and Foreign Area Studies major (2017)

United States Air Force Academy, Stamps Scholar (2016)

Research and Scholarly Interests

African history, specifically North and West Africa

Middle Eastern history

Imperial and colonial history

Migration and diasporic studies