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Colonel Jerald H. Narum

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Colonel Jerry Narum is the Director, Cyberspace and Technology and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He is responsible for the command’s operational policy, strategic guidance, planning and programming, configuration management, and resource policy for communications, computer, and information management systems. Col. Narum directly supports the command headquarters, Air Reserve Personnel Center, and more than 684 Reserve units consisting of approximately 70,000 personnel.  

Colonel Narum was commissioned into the Air Force as a distinguished graduate of the North Dakota State University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. He has extensive joint, staff, and tactical experience. He has been assigned to key staff positions at the Space Warfare Center, Air Mobility Command, Air Staff, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, and the Joint Staff. Highlights of his career include providing tactical engineering support for over 45 real-world contingencies and exercises, administering the Chief Information Officer responsibilities in resource programming and analysis, and leading the communications support for a joint task force. Additionally, Colonel Narum commanded the Joint Communications Support Element’s Support Squadron and the 45th Space Communications Squadron in operating and maintaining communications systems supporting Eastern Range space launch operations.

Colonel Narum was the Director, C4 Systems, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Djibouti before assuming his current position in June 2016.


EDUCATION

1990 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, North Dakota State University, North Dakota
1992 Basic Communication-Computer Systems Engineering Officer Course, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
1997 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
1998 Marine Corps Command and Control Systems Course, Quantico Virginia
1999 Advanced Communications-Computer Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Mississippi 
2000 Master of Science in Management, Troy University, Alabama
2005 Master of C4I Systems, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2010 Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.


ASSIGNMENTS

1. September 1991 – September 1994, Radar Evaluation Engineer, 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron, Hill AFB Utah
2. September1994 – June 1997, Chief, Plans Support Element, 1st Combat Communications Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
3. June 1997 – June 1998, Student, Marine Corps C2 Systems School, Quantico, Virginia
4. June 1998 – May 2000, Communications Systems Engineer, Joint Communications Support Element, MacDill AFB, Florida
5. May 2000 – June 2001, Commander, Support Squadron, Joint Communications Support Element, MacDill AFB
6. June 2001 – May 2003, Chief, Systems Integration Section, Space Warfare Center, Schriever AFB, Colorado
7. May 2003 – May 2004, Chief, Operations Integration Branch, Space Warfare Center, Schriever AFB
8. May 2004 – June 2005, Student, IDE/Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. June 2005 – July 2006, Chief, Capabilities/Requirements/Analysis Branch, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, HQ USAF, Washington, D.C.
10. July 2006 – July 2007, Executive Officer, Directorate of Policy and Resources, Office of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, HQ USAF
11. July 2007 – July 2009, Commander, 45th Space Communications Squadron, Patrick AFB, Florida
12. July 2009 – June 2010, Student, Industrial College of Armed Forced, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2010 – Sept 2011, Deputy Chief, Actions Division, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
14. September 2011 – June 2013, Secretary of Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.
15. June 2013 – August 2014, Chief, Technology Integration Division, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Illinois
16. August 2014 – March 2015, Chief, Mobility Air Forces Information Technology Portfolio Management Division, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB 
17. March 2015 – April 2016, Director, C4 Systems, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Djibouti
18. June 2016 – Current, Director, Cyberspace and Technology and Chief Information Officer, HQ Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Georgia 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with seven oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Distinguished Graduate Advanced Communications Officer Training

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant, April 23, 1991
First Lieutenant, April 23, 1993
Captain, April 23, 1995
Major, March 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel, Feb. 1, 2007
Colonel, Sept. 1, 2012

(Current as of July 2018)