Brig. Gen. Jessica Meyeraan is the Deputy Director of Partnering and Missile Defense, United States European Command. She is charged with the formulation, management and support of the development of EUCOM Missile Defense and Space Strategy, Policy, Plans, Capabilities and Requirements. General Meyeraan is responsible for developing, implementing and assessing policies in order to support national strategic military objectives and desired end states in the European area of responsibility. She oversees EUCOM Missile Defense activities and international military organizations while managing multiple Office of Defense Cooperation field networks located in 18 countries.
General Meyeraan graduated from the University of Iowa's Air Force ROTC as a distinguished graduate in 1988. She is a career intelligence officer whose assignments span both the regular Air Force and the reserve components and includes time at the squadron, group, major command and combatant command levels. Career broadening opportunities included a three year tour as an Air Force ROTC instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a two-year tour as a special project co-leader for the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command's Global Innovation and Strategy Center initiative.
Prior to her current position, she was the Vice Director, Manpower and Personnel, National Guard Bureau, in Arlington, Virginia.
1988 Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1996 Master of Science, Management Science, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
2002 Air Command and Staff College Seminar, Offutt AFB, Neb.
2003 Joint and Combined Warfighter School-Intermediate, Joint Forces Staff College, Va.
2008 Master of Strategic Studies degree, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2015 National Security Studies Course, Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
1. February 1989 - September 1989, Student, 3490th Technical Training Group, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
2. September 1989 - September 1991, Aircrew Training Section Chief, 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Offutt AFB, Neb.
3. September 1991 - September 1992, Aircrew Support Section Chief, 55th SRW, Offutt AFB, Neb.
4. October 1992 - June 1993, Afghanistan/Pakistan Senior Analyst, United States Central Command, Joint Intelligence Directorate, MacDill AFB, Fla.
5. June 1993 - January 1994, Command Briefer, CENTCOM, Joint Intelligence Directorate, MacDill AFB, Fla.
6. January 1994 - February 1996, Iraq Intelligence Analyst, CENTCOM, Joint Intelligence Directorate, MacDill AFB, Fla.
7. February 1996 - July 1998, Target Materials Flight Commander, 20th Intelligence Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
8. July 1998 - July 2001, Instructor, Air Force ROTC Detachment 470, University of Nebraska, Omaha
9. July 2001 - July 2003, Command Operations Security Officer, Operations Directorate, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
10. July 2003 - February 2004, Resource Programming Section Chief, Intelligence Directorate, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb.
11. March 2004 - July 2007, Senior Intelligence Officer, 170th Operations Support Squadron, 55th Wing, Offutt AFB, Neb. (February 2005 – July 2007, Deputy Chief, Partnership Group, MPA orders, Global Innovation and Strategy Center, USSTRATCOM, Offut AFB, Neb.)
12. July 2007 - May 2008, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
13. June 2008 - December 2008, Special Assistant to the National Guard Bureau, ISR Directorate, Arlington, Va.
14. December 2008 - March 2010, Plans, Policies and Programs Division Chief, National Guard Bureau, Joint Intelligence Directorate, Arlington, Va.
15. March 2010 - September 2011, Deputy Director, Joint Intelligence, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.
16. September 2011 - August 2012, Air National Guard Advisor to the Commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
17. September 2012 - May 2014, Director of ISR, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau, JB Andrews, Md.
18. May 2014 – April 2016, Commander, I.G. Brown Training and Education Center, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn.
19. May 2016 – March 2017, Chief of Staff of the National Guard Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.
20. April 2017 – February 2019, Vice Director, Manpower and Personnel, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.
21. February 2019 - present, Deputy Director of Partnering and Missile Defense, United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 28, 1988
First Lieutenant Sept. 28, 1990
Captain Sept. 28, 1992
Major Feb. 1, 2000
Lieutenant Colonel Feb. 1, 2005
Colonel June 19, 2009
Brigadier General April 3, 2017
(Current as of March 2019)