Chief Master Sergeant Israel Jaeger is the Command Chief, 688th Cyberspace Wing, Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas. In this capacity, he leads more than 3,300 military, civilian and contract personnel responsible for building, operating, securing, extending and defending communications networks through the execution of four cyberspace weapon systems, to include engineering and expeditionary capabilities. His team deploys and delivers survivable and resilient cyber infrastructure, deployed and in-garrison, and integrates communications and computer systems designed to increase combat effectiveness. Chief Jaeger also serves as the principal advisor to the commander on all military readiness, training, morale, quality of life, professional development, and effective utilization of resources.
Chief Jaeger entered the Air Force in October 1996 as a communications and information specialist. His background includes duties within operations support, transportation, Air Force News Agency, munitions support, communications and expeditionary flying squadrons. He has been assigned to various units in Alaska, Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, the Netherlands, Iraq, the Azores, Germany, South Carolina, Qatar, and Texas, and directly supported Operations Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Inherent Resolve, Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support.
2001 Airman Leadership School, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
2002 Information and Communications Manager Craftsman Course, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
2003 Information Warfare Applications Course, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 USAF Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, Germany
2006 USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, correspondence
2006 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Joint Professional Military Education, correspondence
2006 Associate of Science, Information Resources Management, Community College of the Air Force
2008 Iraqi Familiarization, Defense Language Institute, Iraq Air Force Training School, Taji, Iraq
2010 U.S. Naval War College, Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, R.I.
2011 USAF Cyber Operations Fundamentals Course, correspondence
2013 Chief Master Sergeant Leadership Seminar, Ramstein AB, Germany
2015 Bachelor of Arts, World Religions, American Military University, W.Va.
2016 Missile Defense Staff Basic Course, Joint Functional Component Command, Al Udeid, Qatar
2016 Steady State Campaign Support Planning Correspondence Course, AU, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
2019 Senior Enlisted Legal Orientation, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2019 Cyber 400, Air Force Cyber College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2020 USAF Continuous Process Improvement Senior Leader Course, AU, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2020 Leading Strategically, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Col.
2020 Enterprise Leadership, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1. October 1996–November 1996, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. November 1996–January 1997, Technical Training, Keesler AFB, Miss.
3. February 1997–July 1997, Base Information Transfer Center Courier, 354th Communications Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska
4. July 1997–November 1997, Information and Systems Management, Contracting Squadron Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
5. November 1997–December 1999, Command Support Staff, 354th Operations Support Squadron, Eielson AFB, Alaska
6. January 2000–January 2002, Information and Workgroup Management, 51st Transportation Squadron,
Osan AB, Republic of Korea
7. January 2002–January 2004, NCO in Charge, Information and Systems Management, Detachment 7, Air Force News Agency, Incirlik AB, Turkey
8. January 2004–March 2005, NCO in Charge, Information Systems, 703rd Munitions Support Squadron, Volkel AB, Netherlands
9. March 2005 – November 2006, Executive Assistant to the Commander, 703rd MUNSS, Volkel AB, Netherlands
10. November 2006–January 2008, Superintendent, Communications Flight, 703rd MUNSS, Volkel AB, Netherlands
11. January 2008–January 2009, Communications Advisor, Coalition Air Force Transition Team, Iraq
12. January 2009–May 2010, Superintendent, Wing Plans and Programs, 65th Air Base Wing, Lajes Field,
13. July 2010–July 2011, Command Cyber Operations Functional Manager, Headquarters, United States
Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
14. July 2011–December 2012, Flight Chief, Plans Programs and Resources, 86th CS, Ramstein AB, Germany
15. January 2013–July 2013, Superintendent, 86th Communications Squqdron, Ramstein AB, Germany
16. July 2013–February 2015, Superintendent, 20th Communications Squadron, Shaw AFB, S.C.
17. March 2015–December 2015, Superintendent, 17th Communications Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
18. January 2016–July 2016, Chief Enlisted Manager, Air Forces Central Command, Cyber and Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems Directorate, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
19. August 2016–May 2017, Superintendent, 17th Communications Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
20. June 2017–April 2019, Superintendent, 318th Cyberspace Operations Group, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
21. May 2019–Present, Command Chief, 688th Cyberspace Wing, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
2007 Communications and Information Professional of the Year Award, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
2007 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award, 52nd FW, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
2008 Citation of Honor, Multi-National Security Transition Command, Iraq
2009 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award, 65th ABW, Lajes Field Azores, Portugal
2010 Department of Defense National Image Meritorious Service Award, for Headquarters, USAF
2011 Information Dominance Cyber Operations Senior NCO of the Year, for Headquarters, USAF
EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION
Chief Master Sergeant September 2013
(Current as of August 2020)