Jeannie Leavitt photo photo

Jeannie M. Leavitt

Major General and Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, U.S. Air Force

B.S. ASE 1990, The University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Aeronautics / Astronautics 1991, Stanford University

Jeannie M. Leavitt is the Commander, Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas where she is responsible for all enlisted accessions and a variety of officer accession programs. AFRS also manages all strategic marketing for the U.S. Air Force.

Leavitt received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1990 and a master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1991.

Upon completion of her studies, Leavitt entered the Air Force in 1992 and earned her commission as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program. 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 in T-37, T-38 and F-15E aircraft. She also has more than 300 combat hours. Her operational experiences include Operations Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Prior to her current assignment she served as the 57th Wing Commander, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., the Air Force's most diverse flying wing comprised of 37 squadrons at 13 installations with a variety of more than 130 aircraft.

Some awards received by Leavitt include the Outstanding Young Texas Exes Award (1997) and the Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Award from the National Aeronautic Association (2009). She has also received several major USAF awards and decorations.

Leavitt lives in Marion, TX.