Jeffrey T. Pennington, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The Air Force Reserve Command is one of 10 Air Force major commands. With more than 70,000 personnel assigned, it is one of the largest major commands. Air Force Reserve Command’s 35 wings and 10 independent groups operate at nine reserve bases, 54 active duty, joint reserve, Air National Guard bases and five miscellaneous locations throughout the Air Force. The command provides support to each of the other Air Force major commands and to combatant commanders across the globe.
Mr. Pennington graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering. His active duty assignments include completion of undergraduate pilot training at Williams AFB, Arizona, in 1989. He was initially assigned to the 344th Air Refueling Squadron at Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina, flying KC-10s and T-38s. Mr. Pennington joined the Air Force Reserve in 1997 as an Air Reserve Technician initially serving in the 70th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB, California.
Mr. Pennington has more than 18 years of federal service, including key assignments as the Director of Operations for the 70th ARS in 2001. In January 2007, he assumed command of the 452nd Operations Group, March Air Reserve Base, California. He remained there until October 2010 when he assumed command of the 911th Airlift Wing in Pittsburgh. Next, he assumed command of the 433rd Airlift Wing in San Antonio. He also served as the Director of Staff, 22nd Air Force. In addition to his current position, Mr. Pennington serves as adjunct professor of organizational leadership at Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
1988 Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan
1995 Squadron Officer School, distinguished graduate, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Air Command and Staff, by correspondence
2005 Air War College, by correspondence
2010 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2012 Master of Arts, National Security Studies, American Military University, Manassas, Va.
2013 NATO Reserve Senior Officer Course, NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
2014 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2015 National and International Security Leadership Seminar, Washington, D.C.
2016 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Washington D.C.
2016 Senior Joint Information Operations Application Course, LeMay Center, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. 1988 - 1989, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 99th Flight Training Squadron, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. 1989 - 1991, Pilot, KC-10, 344th ARS, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
3. 1991 - 1992, Standardization/Evaluation Liaison Officer, 344th ARS, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
4. 1992 - 1993, Aircraft Commander, KC-10A, 344th ARS, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
5. 1993 - 1994, Instructor Aircraft Commander, 344th ARS, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
6. 1994 - 1994, Standardization/Evaluation Aircraft Commander, 744th ARS, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
7. 1994 - 1995, Standardization/Evaluation Aircraft Commander, 9th ARS, Travis AFB, Calif.
8. 1995 - 1997, CCTS Instructor Aircraft Commander, 60th Operations Support Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
9. 1997 - 2001, Aircraft Operations Officer, 70th ARS, Travis AFB, Calf.
10. 2001 - 2007, Operations Officer, 70th ARS, Travis AFB, Calif.
11. 2007 - 2010, Commander, 452nd Operations Group, March ARB, Calif.
12. 2010 - 2012, Commander, 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa.
13. 2012 – 2014, Commander, 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
14. 2014 - 2015, Director of Staff, 22nd Air Force, Dobbins ARB, Ga.
15. 2015 - present, Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. 2011 - 2012, Division Chief, Plans, Programs and Analysis, U.S. Central Command Deployment Distribution Operations Center, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
AWARDS AND HONORS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit with "V" device and silver and four bronze oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
National Defense Medal with Bronze Star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three stars
Kosovo Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with star
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and two oak leaf clusters
Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Liberation Medal, government of Kuwait
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: over 5,600
Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, KC-10A, KC-135, C-17, C-130H, C-5A
(Current as of March 2017)