General Jeffrey L. Harrigian is the Commander of the Allied Air Command, Commander of the US Air Forces in Europe, Commander of the US Air Forces Africa, and Director of the Joint Air Power Competence Centre. He is responsible for Air Force activities in an area covering more than 19 million square miles. As Commander of the Allied Air Command, General Harrigian is responsible to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe for the Air and Missile Defence of NATO Alliance member nations during peacetime operations. Furthermore, in the event of a joint NATO operation, he is the responsible commander of the Air Component.
General Harrigian is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. He has served in a variety of assignments, including Commander of the US Air Forces Central Command, Combined Force Air Component Commander, US Central Command; Deputy Director for Strategy, Plans and Assessments, US Forces-Iraq; and Chief of the Joint Exercise Division at NATO’s Joint Warfare Centre, Stavanger, Norway. He has flown combat missions in support of operations Just Cause, Desert Storm and Inherent Resolve.
General Harrigian is a command pilot with more than 4,100 hours in the F-22, F-15C, A/OA-37 and MQ-1 aircraft.
Information provided is current as of January 2021
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