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Colonel Jacqueline Breeden

Preparatory School Commander

Preparatory School

Colonel Jacqueline Breeden
Contact Information

(719) 333-2583

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Bio

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

Air War College, Correspondence (2012)

Masters of Arts, Counseling & Leadership, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2008)

Master of Business Administration, Organizational Development, American Military University (2006)

Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence (2005)

C-5 Instructor Aircraft Commander Course, Altus Air Force base (2004)

C-5 Aircraft Commander Qualification Course, Altus Air Force Base (2003)

Squadron Officer School, Residence, Maxwell Air Force Base (2001)

Squadron Officer School, Correspondence (2000)

C-5 Initial Qualification Course, Altus Air Force Base (2000)

Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base (2000)

USAF Intelligence Targeting Course, Goodfellow Air Force Base (1998)

USAF Intelligence Officer School. Goodfellow Air Force Base (1995)

Bachelors of Science, Political Science, Arabic minor, United States Air Force Academy (1994)

Professional Experience

Commander, United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School, United States Air Force Academy (2016-Present)

Chief, Complaints Resolution Division, and Chief, Inspections Division, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base (2015-2016)

Deputy Commander, 60th Operations Group, Travis Air Force Base (2014-2015)

Commander, 22nd Airlift Squadron, Travis Air Force Base (2012-2014)

Asst Director of Operations, 22nd Airlift Squadron, and Chief of Safety, 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base (2010-2012)

Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Cadet Squadron Three, United States Air Force Academy (2008-2010)

AFIT Student, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Master’s Degree Program, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2007-2008)

Instructor Aircraft Commander, C-5 Training Division Chief, and Asst Director of Operations, 56th Airlift Squadron, 97th Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base (2005-2007)

C-5 Pilot, Instructor Aircraft Commander and Wing Executive Officer, 436th Airlift Wing, Dover Air Force Base (2000-2005)

Student, Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base (1999-2000)

Asst Chief, Intelligence Operations; Chief, Target Intelligence; and Chief of Protocol, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base (1996-1999)

Asst Chief, Current Intelligence, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base (1995-1996)

Student, USAF Intelligence Officer School, Goodfellow Air Force Base (1994-1995)

Assistant Executive Officer, Office of the Commandant of Cadets, United States Air Force Academy (1994)

Honors & Awards

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