Jacqueline Van Ovost
Jacqueline Van Ovost
|Born||September 29, 1965|
Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States
|Service/||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1988–present|
|Commands held||Air Mobility Command|
89th Airlift Wing
12th Flying Training Wing
384th Air Refueling Squadron
War in Afghanistan
|Awards||Air Force Distinguished Service Medal|
Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star Medal (2)
Jacqueline Desiree Van Ovost (born September 29, 1965) is a United States Air Force general who serves as the commander of the Air Mobility Command. In early 2021, she was the only active-duty female four-star general officer in the United States.
She was commissioned upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1988. She is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and is a command pilot with more than 4,200 hours in more than 30 aircraft, including the C-32A, C-17A, C-141B, and KC-135R.
Van Ovost is considered to have been fully-vetted to become commander of the United States Transportation Command, by then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper and General Mark Milley, but her recommendation was held off until after the 2020 United States presidential election over fears of the Trump administration's possible reaction against nominating women to such high positions. However General Van Ovost and her immediate predecessor General Maryanne Miller were promoted to 4 star rank under Trump.
Awards and decorations
|U.S. Air Force Command Pilot Badge|
|Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge|
|Headquarters Air Force Badge|
- "Van Ovost Sworn in as AMC Boss, Becoming Military's Only Female Four Star". airforcemag.com.
- "Lieutenant General Jacqueline D. Van Ovost > U.S. Air Force > Biography Display". af.mil. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
- Schmitt, Eric; Cooper, Helene (2021-02-17). "Promotions for Female Generals Were Delayed Over Fears of Trump's Reaction". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
- Everstine, Brian W. (2021-02-17). "Report: AMC Boss Expected to be Nominated to Lead TRANSCOM". Air Force Magazine. Retrieved 2021-02-21.
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Frederick S. Rudesheim
| Vice Director of the Joint Staff
Stayce D. Harris
| Director of Staff of the United States Air Force
Timothy G. Fay
Jon T. Thomas
| Deputy Commander of the Air Mobility Command
Brian S. Robinson
| Commander of the Air Mobility Command