Joint Air Power Competence Centre
Chief of Staff

Colonel Matthew Willis currently serves as the Chief of Staff at the Joint Air Power Competence Centre. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BSc in Aerospace Engineering and entered the US Air Force in 1990. He has been an F-16 Instructor Pilot, Flight Examiner, Flight Commander and Assistant Director of Operations. He also served as a Director of Operations and Squadron Commander for flying training and support squadrons. He is a command pilot with 2,400 flying hours, including more than 100 combat hours, and was a SEAD instructor pilot in the F-16CJ. Most recently, Colonel Willis finished two consecutive foreign affairs tours as the US Defense Attaché to Poland and as the Air Attaché to Israel.

Information provided is current as of December 2021

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