Lieutenant Colonel MARK G. JANSEN

Lieutenant Colonel Mark G. Jansen is the Commander, 343rd Recruiting Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He leads a dedicated team in inspiring, engaging, and recruiting future Airmen and Guardians to deliver airpower and space power for America.  He oversees the recruiting activities of nine enlisted accession flights with approximately 100 active-duty and civilian personnel, covering an area of over 370,000 square-mile that includes Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Lt. Col. Jansen received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 2005. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.  His career has been mainly involved in Acquisition programs as a Program Manager in the GPS & B-1 program office. Mark also served as an ROTC instructor at Manhattan College. Lt Col Jansen served as the AFCENT LNO where he was responsible for AFCENT, AWC, 380th Expeditionary, & US Embassy equities, which entail AF Distinguished Visitor visits, conduit for all military operations between the UAE, AFAD, & USAF in support of overseas contingency operations in Southwest Asia. Prior to his current assignment, Lt Col Jansen was the DTRA USAFRICOM LNO for DTRA Combatant Command Representative Team at Kelley Barracks, USAFRICOM. In this role, he advised and supported USAFRICOM’s counter WMD plans, policy, building partner capacity and operations and led a team of 55 personnel across the USAFRICOM enterprise.



2005 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/General Management, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

2006 Air and Space Basic Course (ASBC), in residence

2008 Human Relations, University of Oklahoma

2011 Squadron Officer School (SOS), in residence

2017 Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), by correspondence

2021 Air War College (AWC), by correspondence



1.   June 2005- April 2006, Pilot Training, Columbus Air Force Base (AFB), MS

2.   April 2006- November 2006, C-21 Log Support Project Manager, Tinker AFB, OK

3.   November 2006- August 2007, Wing Mobility Officer, Tinker AFB, OK

4.   August 2007- July 2009, B-1 Program Manager, Tinker AFB, OK

5.   July 2009- July 2010, Operation Flight Commander, Manhattan College, DET 560, Bronx, NY

6.   July 2010- July 2012, Commandant of Cadets, Manhattan College, DET 560, Bronx, NY

7.   July 2012- April 2014, Team Lead, Air/Maritime Integration, Los Angeles AFB, CA

(April 2014- October 2014, Contracting Officer Representative for Afghan National Army, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan)

8.   October 2014- July 2016, Chief of Military GPS Certifications, Los Angeles AFB, CA

9.   July 2016- August 2017, Chief Financial Analyst, Ft Belvoir, VA

10. August 2017- May 2019, Military Assistant to DTRA Deputy Director, Ft Belvoir, VA

11. May 2019- July 2020, AFCENT Liaison Officer at US Embassy, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12. July 2020- July 2023, DTRA USAFRICOM LNO at USAFRICOM, Kelley Barracks, DEU

13. July 2023- Present, Commander, 343rd Recruiting Squadron, Offutt AFB, NE



Program Management, Level 2



Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air and Space Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one service star