Col. Jeffrey D. Shulman is the Commander, 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas. The wing consists of more than 1,300 military, civilian and contract personnel, and has over 200 military aircraft. Col. Shulman leads the execution of 55,000 sorties and 66,000 hours annually for the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) program. ENJJPT is the world’s only internationally manned and managed undergraduate pilot training program, in which 14 NATO nations participate: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.  In addition to undergraduate pilot training, the wing also hosts Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals and pilot instructor training.

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. Prior to this assignment he served as the Deputy Commander, 8th Fighter Wing, the “Wolf Pack”, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea.

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 2,400 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 – April 2024, Deputy Commander, 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea

17.  May 2024 – Present, Commander, 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard AFB, Texas



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 2,400

Combat hours: 170

Aircraft flown: T-6A, T-38C, AT-38C, and F-16C/D



Defense Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit

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

Army Achievement Medal



Second Lieutenant – May 28, 2003

First Lieutenant – May 28, 2005

Captain – May 28, 2007

Major – Oct. 1, 2013

Lieutenant Colonel – Dec. 1, 2016

Colonel – July 1, 2022


(Current as of May 2024)