Brook J. Leonard
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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.
Brook J. Leonard
|Birth name||Brook Jason Leonard|
|Service/||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1992–present (28 years)|
|Commands held||321st Air Expeditionary Wing|
56th Fighter Wing
51st Fighter Wing
451st Expeditionary Operations Group
16th Weapons Squadron
|Awards||Legion 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.
- 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.
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
|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|
|Brigadier general||May 5, 2017|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Brook J. Leonard.|
- "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.
- "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.
- "PN1665 — Air Force". congress.gov. Retrieved July 15, 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
Kristin E. Goodwin
| Chief of Staff of the Joint Force Space Component Command
|New office|| Chief of Staff of the United States Space Command