Jared Gude

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Lt. Col., U.S. Air Force
Jared Gude faculty photo


Lt. Col. Jared Gude joined the Joint Military Operations Department in October 2020. He is a senior pilot with over 3,100 hours in the KC-135 and C-21 and has deployed in support of operations across the Middle East, Europe and Pacific. He has served in multiple Combined Air Operations Center positions in Europe and the Middle East. His previous assignments include the NATO CAOC Uedem and the LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education, Maxwell AFB, where he led the Joint Education Division and instructed joint operations. He has a B.A. in history and M.S. in international relations. In 2017, he graduated from JPME II at the Joint Combined Warfighting School in Norfolk, Virginia.

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Civil War
  • Command and Control
  • International Relations
  • Joint Operations
  • Military Planning
  • NATO
  • Operational Warfare

Professional Highlights


Chief, Joint Education Division, LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education

Division chief for the LeMay Center's Joint Education Division at Maxwell AFB, AL. Responsible for educating military personnel on Joint Operations via the Joint Task Force Staff Basic Course.

Deputy Director, Combat Operations Division, 609th Air Operations Center

Deputy Director of the Combat Operations Division, 609th Air Operations Center, Al Udeid AB, Qatar. Supervised execution of air operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Freedom's Sentinel, and NATO's Resolute Support Mission.

Chief, Division Training/Master Air Operations Plan Chief, Combat Plans Division

Chief of Division Training and Master Air Operations Plan (MAOP) Chief for the Combat Plans Division, NATO Air Operations Center, Paulsberg Kaserne, Uedem, Germany. Responsible for Division's combat readiness and for supervising MAOP development during NATO air operations.

Air Tasking Order Coordinator, Combat Plans Division, NATO CAOC Uedem

Responsible for the planning, coordination, and execution of NATO's Air Tasking Order during operations.

Chief, Standardization and Evaluations, 92 Air Refueling Squadron

Chief of Standardization and Evaluations, 92 Air Refueling Squadron, Fairchild AFB, WA. Responsible for maintaining standards and qualifications of squadron aircrews. Also responsible for conducting annual aircrew qualification evaluations.


M.S., Troy University, 2010, International Relations

B.A., University of South Florida, 2002, History

Joint & Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, 2017

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal
With One Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal
With Two Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Medal
With Five Oak Leaf Clusters

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
With One Oak Leaf Cluster

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