Col. Jeffrey D. Shulman is the Deputy Commander, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. As Deputy Commander, Col. Shulman plays a key role in the planning and execution of military operations to include counter-air, aerial interdiction, and close-air support on the Korean Peninsula. The wing consists of more than 3,200 active-duty personnel and civilians, four groups and 14 squadrons including two F-16 fighter squadrons.

Col. Shulman commissioned as a distinguished graduate from Saint Louis University in 2003. He has served as a Mission Commander and Evaluator Pilot in the F-16 and AT-38C. Additionally, he was selected to serve as a fellow at RAND Corporation and a defense fellow on Capitol Hill for a senior member of Congress. Col. Shulman served as the 8th Fighter Wing Director of Staff and an F-16CM Instructor Pilot between 2016 and 2017.

Col. Shulman’s operational experiences include F-16 support in Operation NOBLE EAGLE and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. As a command pilot, Col. Shulman has 170 combat hours in the F-16 and more than 2,200 hours in fighter aircraft.

2003 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.
2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2010 Master of Business Administration, American Military University
2012 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2015 Certificate in Legislative Studies, Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
2021 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1.     June 2003 – May 2004, Undergraduate Pilot Training, T-6A, Moody AFB, Ga.
2.     May 2004 – March 2005, Undergraduate Pilot Training, T-38C, Columbus AFB, Miss.
3.     March 2005 – August 2005, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, AT-38C, Moody AFB, Ga.
4.     August 2006 – April 2006, F-16 Basic Course, Lackland AFB, Texas
5.     May 2006 – June 2007, F-16CG Pilot, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
6.     June 2007 – February 2010, F-16CJ Instructor Pilot and Mission Commander, Chief of Mission Planning and Chief of Scheduling, 79th Fighter Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C.
7.     February 2010 – June 2013, IFF Evaluator Pilot, Flight Commander, Chief of Stan/Eval and Wing Executive Officer, 12th Flying Training Wing, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
8.     June 2013 – June 2014, Aide-de-Camp to the AETC Commander, JBSA-Randolph, Texas
9.     July 2014 – December 2014, Defense Fellow, RAND Corporation, Arlington, Va.
10.  January 2015 – April 2016, Defense Legislative Fellow to Congressman Rob Bishop, Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, Washington D.C.
11.  May 2016 – June 2017, 8th Fighter Wing Director of Staff and F-16CM Instructor Pilot, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea
12.  July 2017 – April 2018, Director of Operations, 314th Fighter Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
13.  May 2018 – May 2020, Commander 311th Fighter Squadron, Holloman AFB, N.M.
14.  June 2020 – July 2021, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
15.  July 2021 – May 2023, Chief of East/Southeast Asia Contingency Plans, then Functional Plans Division Chief, USINDOPACOM, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
16.  May 2023 – Present, Deputy Commander, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea

1.     July 2021 – August 2022, Chief of East/Southeast Asia Contingency Plans, Strategic Plans Division, Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, as a Lieutenant Colonel
2.     September 2022 – May 2023, Functional Plans Division Chief, Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, as a Colonel

Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: more than 2,200
Combat hours: 170
Aircraft flown: T-6A, T-38C, AT-38C, and F-16C/D

Defense Superior Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

(Current as of July 2023)