Brigadier General KAYLE M. STEVENS

Brig. Gen. Kayle M. Stevens is the JFHQ-C AF Deputy Commander (CD-J), Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Stevens is responsible for the operations of more than 44,000 personnel conducting worldwide operations. Sixteenth Air Force Airmen deliver multisource intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products, applications, capabilities and resources. The Sixteenth Air Force includes the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, 55th Wing, 67th Cyberspace Wing, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, 319th RW, 363rd ISRW, 480th ISRW, 688th CW, Air Force Technical Applications Center and all U.S. Air Force cryptologic operations.

Brig. Gen. Stevens is a graduate of Wellesley College and received her commission through Reserve Officer Training Corps at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  
She is a career intelligence officer with extensive joint experience at the national and tactical levels in special operations forces (SOF) intelligence, distributed multi-intelligence operations, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) units, and has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing levels. She is an Air Force Intern Program graduate and has served in a variety of staff assignments to include the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, SECAF/CSAF Commander’s Action Group, the National Security Agency, and as the Junior Military Assistant for the Secretary of Defense. Brig. Gen. Stevens has deployed several times as a SOF ISR Mission Commander executing ISR targeting and leading joint personnel deployed around the globe supporting manned and unmanned ISR missions in support of AFSOC and USSOCOM missions. She served as the J2 Deputy Director for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) SOF Task Forces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Prior to assuming her current position, she was the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force. 

1999 Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 
1999 Intelligence Applications Officer Course, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas 
2002 Airborne Cryptologic Operator Training, Offutt AFB, Neb.
2005 Squadron Officer School (In-Residence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 M.A. degree in Organizational Management, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2008 Air Force Intern Program (Air Command and Staff College Correspondence), Washington, D.C.
2012 Air War College (Correspondence)
2015 National War College (In-Residence), Washington, D.C.
1.            July 1999 – December 1999, Administrative Lieutenant, Detachment 365 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
2.            December 1999 – September 2000, Intelligence Fundamentals and Applications Courses, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
3.            September 2000 – September 2001, Watch Officer and Chief, Mission Management, 303rd Intelligence Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
4.            September 2001 - September 2003, TSIC-M and Chief, Mission Management, 488th Intelligence Squadron, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom
5.            September 2003 – December 2004, Executive Officer to the Director of Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
6.            December 2004 – July 2005, Space and Missile Intelligence Officer, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
7.            July 2005 – June 2007, Air Force Intern Program, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
8.            June 2007 – June 2008, Deputy Chief of Force Readiness and Deployments Division, Directorate of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9.            June 2008 – June 2010, Commander, Detachment 1, 25th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
10.          August 2009 – December 2009, Mission Commander, Detachment 5, 25th Expeditionary Intelligence Detachment-Afghanistan, Bagram AB, Afghanistan
11.          June 2010 – August 2011, Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, Lackland AFB, Texas
12.          August 2011 – July 2011, Deputy Chief, Analysis and Production, NSA/CSS Texas, San Antonio, Texas
13.          July 2011 – May 2013, Deputy Group Commander, 543rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Lackland AFB, Texas
14.          November 2012-April 2013, Deputy J2, International Security Forces-Afghanistan, Special Operations, Kabul, Afghanistan
15.          June 2013- June 2015, Squadron Commander, Data Masked Unit, 25th Air Force, Lackland AFB, Texas
16.          June 2015 – June 2016, Student, National War College
17.          June 2016 – June 2017, Junior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon
18.          June 2017 – June 2018, Director Military Partnerships, Partner Engagement, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, McLean, Va.
19.          June 2018 – June 2020, Commander 361st Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
20.          June 2020 – May 2022, Commander, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
21.          May 2022 – June 2023, Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
22.          June 2023 – present, JFHQ-C AF Deputy Commander (CD-J), Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
1.            June 2016 – June 2017, Junior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, Washington D.C., as a lieutenant colonel and colonel
2.            June 2017 – June 2018, Director Military Partnerships, Partner Engagement, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Liberty Crossing, McLean, VA, as a colonel
Defense Superior Service Medal 
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters 
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Second Lieutenant, May 1999
First Lieutenant, June 2001
Captain, June 2003
Major, May 2009
Lieutenant Colonel, November 2012
Colonel, January 2017
Brigadier General, March 2024
(Current as of May 2024)