Jeffrey C. Bozard
Commander, 113th Wing
District of Columbia Air National Guard
Brigadier General Jeffrey C. Bozard is the Commander, 113th Wing, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Joint Base Andrews, Md. He is responsible for the command, control and oversight of the two flying units, an air sovereignty detachment and several supporting units. The 1,200 member wing consists of the 113th Maintenance Group, the 113th Mission Support Group, the 113th Medical Group, and the 113th Operations Group. Flying units include the 121st Fighter Squadron which provides F-16C+ aircraft for Air Expeditionary Forces and the Aerospace Control Alert responsible for the air defense of the National Capital Region, and the 201st Airlift Squadron which provides C-40 aircraft for global Very Important Person Special Airlift Missions (VIPSAM).
General Bozard is a native of Dillon, S.C. He received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1990 with a Bachelor's degree in General Engineering. After completion of pilot training, General Bozard served 13 years with the active Air Force in Mississippi, Japan and Florida before joining the District of Columbia Air National Guard in 2003. His operational flying assignments include T-37's, F-15's, F-16's, and C-38's with Air Education and Training Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Combat Command, and Air Mobility Command. He served as an instructor pilot, evaluator pilot, alert pilot, Commander of the 113th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 113th Maintenance Group, and Vice Commander of the 113th Wing. Additionally, General Bozard served as the Director of Logistics (NGB/A4) on the Air National Guard air staff. Prior to his current assignment, he served as Director of Integration for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
General Bozard is a command pilot with more than 3,900 hours in the T-37, T-38, F-15, F-16 and C-38 including multiple combat tours at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia for Operation Southern Watch and Joint Base Balad, Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
1990 Bachelor of Science in General Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Air War College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2012 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2013 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington D.C.
2013 Master of Strategic Studies, University of Maryland University College
2014 National Security Studies Program, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
1. October 1990 – October 1991, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Columbus AFB, Miss.
2. October 1991 – February 1997, T-37 Instructor Pilot, 37th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.
3. February 1997 – August 1997, F-15C RTU, 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Florida
4. September 1997 – August 2000, F-15C Instructor Pilot, 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan.
5. August 2000 – March 2003, F-15C Instructor Pilot, 1st Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Florida
6. April 2003 – April 2008, F-16 Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, 121st Fighter Squadron, Andrews AFB, Md.
7. May 2008 – July 2010, Commander, 113th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
8. August 2010 – June 2012, Commander, 113th Maintenance Group, Joint-Base Andrews, Md.
9. June 2012 – December 2013, Vice Wing Commander, 113th Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
10. December 2013 – May 2015, Director of Logistics (NGB/A4), ANG Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
11. May 2015 – December 2015, Deputy Director of Readiness, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Reserve
Affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. December 2015 – August 2016. Director of Integration, ANG, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense,
Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. August 2016 – present, Wing Commander, 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard. Joint Base Andrews, Md.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 2015 – December 2015, Deputy Director of Readiness, ASD/RA, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington D.C., as a colonel
2. December 2015 – August 2016, Director of Integration, ANG, ASD/M&RA, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington D.C., as a colonel
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: more than 3,900
Aircraft flown: C-38, F-15C, F-16C, T37, T-38, including more than 155 combat hour
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Army Superior Unit Award
Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Iraq Campaign Medal with three bronze stars
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and one oak leaf cluster
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS
National Guard Association of the United States and District of Columbia, member
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 30, 1990
First Lieutenant May 30, 1992
Captain May 30, 1994
Major Aug 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel Jan 29, 2007
Colonel May 26, 2011
Brigadier General Aug 24, 2016
(Current as of October 2016)