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Lieutenant General Jay B. Silveria

Superintendent

Headquarters Air Force Academy

Lieutenant General Jay B. Silveria
Contact Information

(719) 333-7731

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Bio

Lt. Gen. Jay B. Silveria is the Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. 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

Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy (1985)

Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base (1992)

Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB (1996)

Master of Social Science degree, Syracuse University (1997)

National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair (2005)

Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University (2009)

2017 The Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, Harvard Graduate School of Education (2017)

Professional Experience

Student, undergraduate pilot training, 82nd Student Training Squadron, Williams Air Force Base (1985-1986)

T-37 instructor pilot, 96th Flying Training Squadron, Williams AFB (1987-1998)

Student, F-15E Replacement Training Unit, 550th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB (1990-1991)

F-15E instructor pilot, 334th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB (1991-1995)

F-15E Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 48th Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath (1995-1997)

Aide-de-camp, to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (1997-1999)

Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB (1999-2000)

Director of Operations, 48th Operations Support Squadron; Commander, 492nd Fighter Squadron; Deputy Commander, 48th Mission Support Group, RAF Lakenheath (2000-2004)

Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair (2004-2005)

Commander, 32nd Air and Space Operations Center, Ramstein Air Base (2005-2006)

Vice Commander, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath (2006-2007)

Special assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command, SHAPE (2007-2008)

Commander, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath (2008-2010)

Inspector General, Headquarters ACC, Langley AFB (2010-2012)

Director, Security Assistance in the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq (2012-2013)

Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Forces Strategic, Vandenberg AFB (2013-2014)

Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis AFB (2014-2016)

Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command; Deputy Commander, Combined Air Force Component, U.S. Central Command (2016-2017)

Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy (2017-Present)

Honors & Awards

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)