Maj. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt is the Director of Operations and Communications, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. She is responsible for the world’s largest training organization, providing initial skills, undergraduate flying, post graduate combat crew and supplemental training for over 300,000 Air Force, joint and international personnel at 65 Air Force and Department of Defense locations. Maj. Gen. Leavitt provides strategic vision, policy, guidance and advocacy to build, operate, secure, defend and extend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. Additionally, she executes force development policy to ensure the training, education and experiences of total force Airmen achieve desired competencies to meet U.S. Air Force needs, providing the right Airman in the right place at the right time.
Maj. Gen. Leavitt entered the Air Force in 1992 after earning her bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas and her master’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. She earned her commission as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program. Maj. Gen. Leavitt has served in a variety of flying, staff and command assignments and has commanded at the flight, squadron and wing level. She is a graduate and former instructor of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and is a command pilot with more than 3,000 hours. Her operational experiences include operations Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Prior to her current assignment, she served as commander of Air Force Recruiting Service, which is comprised of more than 2,800 Airmen and civilians and approximately 1,040 recruiting offices across the U.S. and abroad responsible for all enlisted accessions and a variety of officer accession programs in addition to management of all strategic marketing for the U.S. Air Force.