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LIEUTENANT COLONEL JARED J. SPEER

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Lieutenant Colonel Jared J. Speer is Commander, 319th Recruiting Squadron at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. He is responsible for all Air Force and Space Force recruiting activities within Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Europe, and Africa. He partners with military, civic, educational, and community organizations to generate awareness of Air Force and Space Force recruiting programs and develops public support of the Air Force and Space Force.

Lieutenant Colonel Speer was most recently assigned to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California where he served as the Division Chief of Plans, Policy, and Strategy Division in the Combined Force Space Component Command. He led the development of deliberate and contingency Joint plans to achieve national and theater objectives.

His previous assignments have spanned operations, acquisitions, training and education, and staff assignments in space surveillance, missile warning, spacelift, Special Technical Operations, and Air Force Institute of Technology.  In addition, Lieutenant Colonel Speer deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL as a Foreign Military Sales Officer where he procured weapons and ammunition for the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police.

Lieutenant Colonel Speer hails from Chandler, Arizona. He was commissioned through ROTC at Arizona State University. He is married to his college sweetheart, Becky, and together they have a daughter, Kellyn and a Beagle, Trigger.  His hobbies include surfing, running, and reading.

 

EDUCATION

2005       Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2007       Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2009       Master of Science in Space Studies, American Military University, VA
2010       Basic Instructor Course, Vandenberg AFB, CA
2012       Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2012       Fundamentals of Acquisition Mgmt, Defense Acquisition University, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2013       Air Force Institute of Technology, Education With Industry, United Launch Alliance, Denver, CO
2015       Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence
2016       Master of Business Administration, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
2017       USAF Special Technical Operations Planning Course, Hurlburt AFB, FL
2016       Space 300, National Security Space Institute, CO

ASSIGNMENTS
1.  July 2005 – December 2005, Student, Officer Space 100, Vandenberg AFB, CA
2.  January 2006 – July 2009, Crew Commander and Chief, Operations Training, 6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod AFS, MA
3.  July 2009 – February 2011, Instructor, Space Operations Training, 392d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
4.  February 2011 – July 2011, Chief, Training Development Element, 533d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
5.  July 2011 – August 2012, Commander, Faculty Development Flight, 381st Training Support Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
6.  August 2012 – July 2013, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Education With Industry/Spacelift Education and Crossover Program, United Launch Alliance, Denver, CO
7.  July 2013 – July 2016, Government Mission Integration Manager, Launch Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA
     April 2015 – October 2015, Foreign Military Sales Officer, Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL, Kabul, Afghanistan
8.  July 2016 – June 2018, Chief, Special Missions Division, 14th Air Force Space and Cyber Operations Directorate, Vandenberg AFB, CA
9.  June 2018 – June 2020, Director of Operations, 533d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, CA
10.  June 2020 – June 2021, Chief of Space Plans, Policy, and Strategy Division, Combined Force Space Component Command, Vandenberg AFB, CA
11. June 2021 – Present, Commander, 319th Recruiting Squadron, Hanscom AFB, MA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service with two oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Medal
NATO Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant    May 12, 2005
First Lieutenant         June 10, 2007
Captain                     June 10, 2009
Major                        January 1, 2016
Lieutenant Colonel   June 1, 2020
(Current as of 15 June 2021)