Colonel Jeffrey E. Weisler

Colonel Jeff Weisler is the Commander of Space Delta 8. He is responsible for the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Satellite Communications System (MILSATCOM) and is the focal point for U.S. protected and assured SATCOM.  As Commander his team executes command and control of the nation’s MILSATCOM constellation, develops and trains space warfighters, and delivers joint force capabilities through 24/7 crew operations. Additionally, Delta 8 generates, presents, and sustains a $55B+ SATCOM portfolio with units and Guardians stationed around the world supporting eleven combatant commands and numerous Allies.  He previously served as the Electromagnetic Warfare Mission Area Team Chief, Commander’s Action Group (CAG) Director for SpOC, and is a graduate of Joint Warfighter Strategy course at the Air War College, Maxwell AFB. He is the former Commander of the 21st Operations Support Squadron located at then Peterson AFB. He led over 180 plus U.S. and Canadian Air Force military, DoD civilian and contractor personnel responsible for supporting 21 operational units and nearly 2,000 space operators distributed across nine countries.

Colonel Weisler was commissioned in 2001 as a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Officer Training School following a successful enlisted career culminating as the personal security officer to the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff. Career highlights include deployment commander for the first operational space electromagnetic warfare unit in Northern Syria. Additionally, he served as the Advanced Program Chief in Seoul, Korea, advising the United States Forces Korea (USFK) Commander on special technical operations in support of Pacific Command (PACOM)/USFK priorities. He has served in a variety of air and space operations and staff assignments, including tours in the Pentagon on the Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) Briefing Team and as a Military Assistant to the DoD Executive Agent for Space Director. He also was the executive officer to the wing commander of the largest space wing in the Air Force. 

Additionally, Col Weisler has served as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Squadron Assistant Director of Operations, Squadron Flight Commander, Combat Crew Commander, and ICBM instructor. He has also completed multiple deployments to include those to Syria, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Cuba.

2001 Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration & Management, National Louis University, Ill.
2003 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2008 Master of Science, Aerospace Science and Technology, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla.
2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2015 Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2016 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2020 Air War College, Joint Warfighter Strategy Seminar, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1. August 1993 – November 1998, Enlisted Security Forces Law Enforcement, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash.
2. November 1998 – October 2001, Personal Security Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
3. September 2001 – September 2007, Assistant Director of Operations/Flight Commander, 12th Missile Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
4. September 2007 – September 2008, Senior Instructor, 4th Space Operations Squadron, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
5. September 2008 – October 2009, Operations Integration Flight Commander, 4th Space Operations Squadron, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
6. October 2009 – October 2010, Executive Officer, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
7. October 2010 – July 2011, Deputy Chief of Staff, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
8. July 2011 – July 2012, CSAF Operations Briefer, HQ USAF, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
9. July 2-12 – June 2013, Military Assistant/Executive Officer, Secretary of the Air Force, Space, HQ USAF, Pentagon, Washington D.C.
10. July 2013 – June 2015, Chief, USFK Advanced Programs, US Army Garrison Yongsan, Republic of Korea
11. June 2015 – June 2016, Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
12. June 2016 – February 2017, Operations Officer, 4th Space Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
13. February 20217 – May 2017, Commander, 17th Expeditionary Space Control Squadron, Northern Syria
14. May 2017 – June 2019, Commander, 21st Operations Support Squadron, Peterson AFB, Colo.
15. June 2019 – May 2020, Student Air War College, Joint Warfighter Strategic Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
16. June 2020 – July 2022, CAG Director, Space Operations Command, Peterson SFB, Colo.
17. July 2022 – June 2024, Chief, Electromagnetic Warfare Mission Area Team, SpOC, Peterson SFB, Colo.
18. June 2024 - present, Commander, Space Delta 8, Schriever SFB, Colo.

Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal five oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal   
Iraq Campaign Medal
Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

2001 Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Officer Training School
2003 Outstanding Contributor, Aerospace Basic Course
2008 Distinguished Graduate and CSAF Flight, Squadron Officer School
2015 Commandant’s List, Command and General Staff College (DG Equivalent)
2002 JWSS Graduate, Air War College

Second Lieutenant December 20, 2001
First Lieutenant December 20, 2003
Captain December 1, 2005
Major December 1, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel November 1, 2016
Colonel May 1, 2022                            

(Current as of June 2024)