Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey T. Falcone

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey T. Falcone is the Commander, 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. He organizes, trains, and equips Special Tactics Teams for world-wide deployment in support of Combatant Command priorities and requirements. The squadron executes both combat and peacetime missions across all threat environments and political situations. Lt Col Falcone received his commission in 2005 as a distinguished graduate from the United States Air Force Academy. His career includes assignments as a graduate student at the Air Force Institute of Technology, civil engineer section chief, Special Tactics flight commander, director of operations, and squadron commander. He also served on the Air Staff in the Checkmate strategy directorate. Lt Col Falcone deployed to Afghanistan twice as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

EDUCATION
2005 Bachelor of Science Degree, Engineering Mechanics (Distinguished Graduate), United States Air Force Academy, CO
2007 Master of Science Degree, Engineering Management (Distinguished Graduate), Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2012 Squadron Officer School (Distinguished Graduate), Maxwell AFB, AL
2019 Master of Arts Degree, Defense and Strategic Studies, College of Naval Command and Staff, Newport, RI

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 2005 - March 2007, student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2. March 2007 - July 2008, Chief, Mission Engineering, 30th Civil Engineer Sq, Vandenberg AFB, CA
3. July 2008 - June 2010, Special Tactics Officer, Special Tactics Training Sqn, Hurlburt Field, FL
4. June 2010 – August 2013, Flight Commander, 21st Special Tactics Sq, Pope Field, NC
5. September 2013 – May 2016, Director of Operations, 321st Special Tactics Sq, RAF Mildenhall, UK
6. May 2016 – July 2018, Commander, 321st Special Tactics Sq, RAF Mildenhall, UK
7. July 2018 – June 2019, student, College of Naval Command and Staff, Newport, RI
8. July 2019 – June 2021, Division Chief, Checkmate Directorate, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
9. July 2021 – Present, Commander, 21st Special Tactics Sq, Pope Field, NC

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Combat Action Medal

(Current as of April 2022)