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Jeff Peterson

U.S. Air Force

Biography

Last updated: Jan 16, 2024

Jeff Peterson is a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel with over 19 years of military experience. Beginning his career as a 2004 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he went on to attend Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot training at Sheppard Air Force Base. After multiple operational tours in the F-15C and F-22A aircraft and graduating from the United States Air Force Weapons School, he earned master’s Degrees from Air Command and Staff College as well as the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy. He commanded the 43rd Fighter Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base and is currently assigned to the office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation. He is a command pilot with more than 2,000 flying hours in the T-37, T-38A/B/C, F-15A/C/D, and F-22A aircraft. He and his wife Laura have four children, and he enjoys both running and reading during his leisure time. 

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