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COLONEL JENA L. SILVA

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Col. Jena L. Silva is the Director of Assignments, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley AFB, Colorado. She is responsible for personnel and transactional support to AFR members and leaders in the areas of assignments, force development, developmental education, joint officer management, officer and enlisted special pays and incentives, medical incentives, management of participating/non-participating individual ready reserve members and Classification and training for IMA's.

Col. Silva entered the Air Force in 1996 as a graduate of California State University, San Bernardino’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program. She has held various duties during her career, including command, personnel, executive officer, joint and air staff.

Prior to her current assignment, Col. Silva served as the Deputy Chief, Force Support Organization and Readiness Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel, and Services, Headquarter Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C.

EDUCATION
1996 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, California State University, San Bernardino, Calif.
2001 Master of Public Administration, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Calif.
2001 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Air War College, by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1996 – April 1997, Chief, Personnel Systems and Readiness, 92d Mission Support Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
2. April 1997 – July 1997, Dep Chief, Relocations and Employments, 92d Mission Support Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
3. July 1997 – June 1999, Section Commander, 92d Maintenance Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
4. June 1999 – June 2000, Chief, Officer Promotions, 61st Mission Support Squadron, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
5. June 2000 – January 2002, Executive Officer, 61st Air Base Group, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
6. January 2002 – March 2003, Chief, Recruiting Operations, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp, March ARB, Calif.
7. March 2003 – August 2003, Flight Commander, 36th Student Squadron, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. August 2003 – November 2008, Commander, Military Personnel Flight, 452d Mission Support Squadron, March ARB, Calif.
9. July 2007 – July 2008, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
10. November 2008 – March 2012, Personnel, Policy and Programs Officer, Directorate for Manpower, Personnel and Administration, United States European Command, Patch Barracks, Germany.
11. March 2012 – September 2014, Commander, 459th Force Support Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
12. September 2014 – September 2015, Chief, Human Resources Business Integration, Directorate of Personnel, Office of Air Force Reserve, JB Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.
13. October 2015 – July 2016, Chief, Organization and Integration Branch, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel, and Services, Headquarter Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
14. July 2016 – June 2017, Deputy Chief, Force Support Organization and Readiness Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower, Personnel, and Services, Headquarter Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
15. June 2017 – present, Director of Assignments, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley AFB, Calif.

MAJOR AWARDS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant, Sept. 13, 1996
First Lieutenant, Sept. 13, 1998
Captain, Sept. 13, 2000
Major, March 31, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel, March 31, 2012
Colonel, June 15, 2017

(Current as of May 2018)