Philip M. 


Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)

General Philip M. Breedlove assumed duties as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of U.S. European Command in May 2013. He was commissioned in 1977 as a distinguished graduate of Georgia Tech’s ROTC program and was raised in Forest Park, Ga. A Fighter Pilot by trade, General Breedlove is a Command Pilot with over 3,500 flying hours primarily in the F-16. He has flown combat missions in Operation JOINT FORGE supporting the peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and Operation JOINT GUARDIAN to implement the peace settlement in Kosovo. From 2012–2013, he was Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander Headquarters Allied Air Command, Ramstein; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Kalkar Germany. In addition to General Breedlove’s command assignments he has served in a variety of senior leadership positions for the U.S. Air Force.

Information provided is current as of November 2013

From the Author

The JAPCC Interview with the Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Interview with General Breedlove, SACEUR, U.S. Air Force
By Gen 
Philip M. 
I have spent almost a third of my military career in Europe, but primarily in national positions. Commanding AIRCOM was my first real tour in NATO. Discussing and working together with my counterparts from the [...]

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