Brigadier General Jason M. Rueschhoff is the Commander, 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The wing’s mission is to train the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat ready Airmen. As part of Air Education and Training Command, and home to 26 squadrons with both F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-35A Lightning II aircraft, the 56th FW is the largest fighter wing in the Air Force and graduates more than 105 F-35 pilots, 188 F-16 pilots and 300 air control professionals annually. Additionally, the 56th FW oversees the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field and is steward of the Barry M. Goldwater Range, a military training range spanning more than 1 million acres of Sonoran desert.
General Rueschhoff earned his commission and Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1997. He holds three Masters Degrees; one in Military Operational Art and Science, one in Airpower Art and Science, and one in Strategic Studies. General Rueschhoff has commanded at the squadron, group and wing level.
General Rueschhoff is a graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies and of the United States Air Force Weapons School. He is a command pilot with over 2,800 hours in the F-35A, A-10A/C and AH 64-E, including 267 combat hours. He has flown in Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM and conducted contingency planning in Operations TOMODACHI, FREEDOM’s SENTINEL, and INHERENT RESOLVE.
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