Joint Base Langley-Eustis



Col Jason Hinds is the Commander of the 1st Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. He is responsible for the worldwide rapid deployment and employment of F-22 air dominance fighters in support of Combatant Commander taskings. He oversees 1,400 personnel, two airfields, two groups and five squadrons, including two F-22 fighter squadrons and a T-38 Adversary Air detachment.


Col. Hinds received his commission from the Florida State University in 1996. He was a distinguished graduate of Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB, Oklahoma in 1997 and a distinguished graduate of F-15 Replacement Training Unit in 1998 at Tyndall AFB, Florida. He has held a variety of flying positions to include: F-22 fighter squadron commander, F-22 instructor pilot and flight examiner, F-15C instructor pilot and Weapons Officer, and Weapons School Instructor. Additionally, he was a Legislative Fellow from 2009-2010 and graduated from the National War College in 2013. Col Hinds served as the Senior Air Force Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.  In his previous assignment, Col Hinds was the Vice Commander, 57th Wing, Nellis AFB Nevada.


He is a command pilot with over 2,200 flying hours to include combat sorties in Operations DESERT FOX and SOUTHERN WATCH.



1996 Bachelors of Science in Criminology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 

2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

2003 USAF Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nevada

2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (correspondence)

2008 Masters of Business Administration and Management, Trident University, Los Alamitos, California 

2010 Air Force Legislative Fellowship, Washington, DC

2012 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (correspondence)

2014 Masters of National Security Strategy, National War College, Washington


1. May 96 - Sep 97, student, Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, Oklahoma

2. Dec 97 - Jun 98, student, F-15C Formal Training Unit, Tyndall AFB, Florida

3. Jun 98 - May 01, F-15C Instructor Pilot, 60th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Florida

4. May 01 - Dec 02, F-15C Instructor Pilot, Academic Instructor, 2nd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Florida

5. Jan 03 - Jun 03, student, U.S. Air Force F-15C Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nevada

6. Jun 03 - Jun 04, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Florida

7. Jun 04 - Sep 06, Assistant Director of Operations, Flight Commander, F-15C Instructor Pilot, 433rd Weapons Squadron, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nevada

8. Sep 06 - Dec 06, student, F-22 Formal Training Unit, 43rd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Florida

9. Dec 06 - July 09, Assistant Director of Operations, Chief of Wing Weapons and Tactics, F-22 Instructor Pilot, 43rd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, Florida

10. July 09 – Dec 10, Air Force Legislative Fellow, Office of Congressman Allen Boyd, Washington DC

11. Jan 11 – Mar 11, student, F-22 Formal Training Unit, 43rd Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB Florida

12. Apr 11 – Jan 12, Director of Operations, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Virginia

13. Feb 12 – Jun 13, Commander, 94th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Virginia

14. Jul 13 – Jun 14, student, National War College, Ft McNair, Washington, DC

15. Jul 14 – Apr 16, Senior Air Force Advisor for Force Development, Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Washington, DC.

16. May 16 – Jun 17, Vice Commander, 57th Wing, Nellis AFB, Nevada



Rating: Command Pilot Flying hours: 2,200

Aircraft flown: T-37, T-38, AT-38B, F-22, F-15C



Defense Superior Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal, 3 oak leaf clusters 

Air Force Commendation Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

AF Outstanding Unit Award, 6 oak leaf clusters 

Combat Readiness Medal, 1 oak leaf cluster 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 

Commander In Chief’s Installation Excellence Award

19th Air Force Air-to-Air Fighter Pilot Instructor of the Year



Second Lieutenant May 1996 

First Lieutenant May 1998

Captain May 2000

Major Mar 2006

Lieutenant Colonel Mar 2010 

Colonel Aug 2015


(Current as of May 2017)


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