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.