Joint Air & Space Power Conference 2016

Preparing NATO for Joint Air Operations in a Degraded Environment


Lieutenant General Jeffrey Lofgren

United States Air Force

Deputy Chief of Staff, Capability Development, Allied Command Transformation

Lieutenant General Jeffrey Lofgren is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Capability Development, Headquarters Allied Command Transformation. He acts as ACT’s Director for NATO capability development providing guidance, direction and coordination to a directorate consisting of 26 branches that are functionally grouped to focus on NATO Defence Planning, Capability Engineering and Innovation, Command and Control, Deployability and Sustainability capabilities.

General Lofgren entered the Air Force in 1984 as a graduate of the US Air Force Academy. In 1992, he was selected to be one of the initial cadre for the standup of the composite wing at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. The general’s staff assignments include Headquarters US Air Force as Joint Requirement Oversight Council coordinator, the Joint Staff J8, in the Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate and as Deputy Director of Operations for USNORTHCOM, Peterson AFB, Colorado.

The general commanded the 14th Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan, the 388th Operations Group at Hill AFB, Utah, the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea and the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia and the Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, Nevada. His most recent assignment was as the Deputy Commander, US Air Forces Central Command, and Deputy, Combined Forces Air Component Commander, US Central Command, Southwest Asia. He is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flight hours in the F-16, KC-10 and training aircraft.