Lieutenant Colonel JAY H. PARK

Lt. Col. Jay “SPINS” Park is the commander of 341st Recruiting Squadron located in San Antonio, Texas. He leads a squadron of nine flights and 100 people across Texas and Louisiana, covering 125,000 square miles. He partners with military, civic, community and educational organizations to inspire, engage and recruit future Airmen and Guardians to deliver airpower for America. He manages a $1.2 million budget, 57 vehicles, and 46 recruiting offices. The squadron's mission is to inspire, engage, and recruit diverse, highly qualified applicants to ensure our nation’s continued Total Force dominance through Air, Space, and Cyberspace.

Lieutenant Colonel Park commissioned from ROTC in December 2005 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He entered active duty in 2006 and earned his aeronautical rating as a navigator in 2007. He also earned his Master of Arts degree in Human Relations in 2015. Prior to assuming his current position, Park was an instructor in the T-38C teaching future fighter pilots and Weapon System Officers on fundamentals of flying fighter aircraft and also an instructor in the T-1A teaching undergraduate CSOs.

2005 Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Okla.
2013 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2015 Master of Arts, Human Relations, University of Oklahoma, Okla.
2019 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

1. January 2006 – April 2008, student, Undergraduate Navigator Training, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. 
2. April 2008 – June 2009, student, Basic Course, 334th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.
3. June 2009 – June 2012, F-15E Weapon Systems Officer, 492nd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, U.K.
4. June 2012 – June 2016, T-38C Instructor WSO, 435th Fighter Training Squadron, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
5. June 2016 – July 2018, Deputy Chief of MAAP, 607th Air Operations Center, Osan Air Base, R.O.K. 
6. July 2018 – January 2020, T-1A Instructor CSO, 451st Flying Training Squadron, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. 
7. January 2020 – August 2020, Chief of Instructor Training, 479th Operations Support Squadron, Pensacola, Fla. 
8. August 2020 – April 2021, Director of Operations, Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas
9. April 2021 – April 2023, Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Detachment 1, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas
10. April 2023 – Present, Commander, 341st Recruiting Squadron, San Antonio, Texas

Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

Second Lieutenant - January 1, 2006
First Lieutenant - January 1, 2008
Captain - January 1, 2010
Major - April 1, 2016
Lieutenant Colonel - June 1, 2021

(Current as of April 2023)