BRIG. GEN. JAY B. SILVERIA

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Brig. Gen. Jay B. Silveria is Vice Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The Air Force's only space numbered Air Force provides ready space forces and command and control capabilities composed of 12,000 personnel with 29 weapon systems at 44 locations worldwide. As the Air Force Space Command's operational space component to the U.S. Strategic Command, the 14th Air Force plans, tasks and directs missile warning, space superiority, space situational awareness, satellite operations, and space launch and range operations. General Silveria provides leadership and guidance for the 14th Air Force staff, five space wings and the 614th Air and Space Operations Center.

General Silveria grew up in an Air Force family and is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed undergraduate pilot training in 1986, and his subsequent flying assignments include positions as flight commander, chief of wing standardization and evaluation, and operations officer. During his most recent assignment, he served as the Director, Security Assistance in the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq. The general has also served as aide-de-camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command. He has commanded a fighter squadron and served as a deputy mission support group commander. Additionally, he commanded the 32nd Air and Space Operations Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England.

General Silveria has flown combat sorties over the Balkans and Iraq and served as Vice Commander at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. He is a command pilot with more than 3,800 hours in the T-37, T-38 and F-15C/E aircraft.

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of Science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1996 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1997 Master of Social Science degree, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2005 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2009 Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1985 - August 1986, student, undergraduate pilot training, 82nd Student Training Squadron, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. January 1987 - May 1990, T-37 instructor pilot, 96th Flying Training Squadron, Williams AFB, Ariz.
3. June 1990 - March 1991, student, F-15E Replacement Training Unit, 550th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. April 1991 - June 1995, F-15E instructor pilot, 334th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
5. July 1995 - November 1997, F-15E Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 48th Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England
6. December 1997 - July 1999, aide-de-camp, to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium
7. August 1999 - June 2000, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2000 - July 2004, Director of Operations, 48th Operations Support Squadron; Commander, 492nd Fighter Squadron; Deputy Commander, 48th Mission Support Group, RAF Lakenheath, England
9. July 2004 - June 2005, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. June 2005 - January 2006, Commander, 32nd Air and Space Operations Center, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
11. January 2006 - July 2007, Vice Commander, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England
12. July 2007 - August 2008, special assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium
13. August 2008 - June 2010, Commander, 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, England
14. July 2010 - March 2012, Inspector General, Headquarters ACC, Langley AFB, Va.
15. March 2012 - March 2013, Director, Security Assistance in the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq
16. April 2012 - present, Vice Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. December 1997 - July 1999, aide-de-camp, to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium, as a major
2. July 2007 - August 2008, special assistant to the Commander, U.S. European Command, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium, as a colonel
3. March 2012 - March 2013, Director, Security Assistance in the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: More than 3,700
Aircraft flown: F-15C/E, AT-38B, T-38 and T-37

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia)

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 29, 1985
First Lieutenant May 29, 1987
Captain May 29, 1989
Major Feb. 1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2000
Colonel July 1, 2005
Brigadier General Sept. 2, 2010

(Current as of April 2013)