Brook J. Leonard

Brook Jason Leonard is a brigadier general of the United States Air Force serving as the chief of staff of the United States Space Command based in Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He entered the Air Force in May 1992 as a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.[2]

Brook J. Leonard
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Birth nameBrook Jason Leonard[1]
BornAnnandale, Virginia
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1992–present (28 years)
RankUS Air Force O7 shoulderboard rotated.svg Brigadier General
Commands held321st Air Expeditionary Wing
56th Fighter Wing
51st Fighter Wing
451st Expeditionary Operations Group
16th Weapons Squadron
AwardsLegion of Merit (2)

In his current position, Leonard is the principal advisor to the commander and vice commander of the United States Space Force and directs the activities of the command staff in order to deter aggression and develop combat-ready forces prepared to fight for and preserve United States and allied space superiority. He also chairs numerous boards, oversees the command's corporate process, and serves as the director of the commander’s staff.

EducationEdit

  • 1992 Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • 1998 USAF Weapons School, F-16 Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
  • 1999 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2005 Master of Military Operational Art and Science degree, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2006 Master of Airpower Art and Science degree, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2010 Master of Strategic Studies degree, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
  • 2016 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 2017 Joint Force Air Component Commander Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2017 Joint Flag Officer Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

AssignmentsEdit

1. May 1992 – December 1993, Student, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. January 1994 – February 1995, Student, F-16 Initial Qualification Course, Luke AFB, Ariz.
3. February 1995 – July 1996, Assistant Weapons Officer, 74th Fighter Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
4. July 1996 – July 1998, Flight Commander, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, South Korea
5. July 1998 – December 1998, Student, USAF Weapons School Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
6. January 1999 – July 1999, Chief of Weapons, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, South Korea
7. August 1999 – January 2002, Wing Weapons Officer, 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa AB, Japan
8. January 2002 – July 2004, Assistant Director of Operations and F-16 Weapons Instructor Pilot, USAF Weapons School, F-16 Division, Nellis AFB, Nev.
9. July 2004 – July 2005, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. July 2005 – July 2006, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. September 2006 – June 2007, Director of Operations, 18th Fighter Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska
12. June 2007 – June 2009, Commander, 16th Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
13. June 2009 – June 2010, Student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
14. June 2010 – July 2012, Division Chief, Iran and Levant Division, Joint Staff (J5), Deputy Directorate Political-Military Affairs Middle East, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
15. July 2012 – July 2013, Commander, 451st Expeditionary Operations Group, Kandahar, Afghanistan
16. July 2013 – June 2015, Commander, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, South Korea
17. June 2015 – July 2016, Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Arlington, Va.
18. July 2016 – June 2018, Commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke AFB, Ariz.
19. July 2018 – July 2019, Director of Air Operations, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE; Commander, 321st Air Expeditionary Wing; Commander, Task Force - Air; and Deputy Commander 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force – Levant, Union III, Baghdad, Iraq
20. July 2019 – August 2019, Chief of Staff, Joint Force Space Component Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
21. August 2019 – Present, Chief of Staff, United States Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.

Awards and decorationsEdit

  US Air Force Command Pilot Badge
  Basic Parachutist Badge
  Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
  United States Space Command Badge
  Headquarters Air Force Badge
Legion of Merit with one bronze oak leaf cluster
  Bronze Star Medal
  Defense Meritorious Service Medal
    Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
  Joint Service Commendation Medal
  Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
  Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  Air Force Meritorious Unit Award
     Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
    Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with service star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with service star
  Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  Korea Defense Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
    Air Force Longevity Service Award with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters
  Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
  Air Force Training Ribbon

Effective dates of promotionEdit

Leonard is currently a brigadier general. He was nominated for that position on January 28, 2016 and was confirmed by the United States Senate a month later on February 29, 2016.[3][4][2]

Rank Date
  Second lieutenant May 27, 1992
  First lieutenant May 2, 1994
  Captain May 27, 1996
  Major November 1, 2002
  Lieutenant colonel December 1, 2006
  Colonel September 1, 2011[4]
  Brigadier general May 5, 2017[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://s3.amazonaws.com/usafayearbooks/1992.pdf
  2. ^ a b "Brig Gen Brook J. Leonard Biography". spacecom.mil. September 2019. Retrieved July 15, 2020.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ a b "PN1093 — Col. Brook J. Leonard — Air Force". congress.gov. Retrieved July 15, 2020.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ a b "PN1665 — Air Force". congress.gov. Retrieved July 15, 2020.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Government.

Military offices
Preceded by
Kristin E. Goodwin
Chief of Staff of the Joint Force Space Component Command
2019
Command redesignated
New office Chief of Staff of the United States Space Command
2019–present
Incumbent