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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 16, 2001
President Bush to Nominate General Jumper to be Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force
The President today announced his nomination of General John P. Jumper for assignment as Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force.
General Jumper is presently the commander of Headquarters Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base. He has served in the U.S. Air Force since 1966 and has commanded a fighter squadron, two fighter wings and a numbered air force. The general also served in the Pentagon as Deputy Chief of Staff for air and space operations, as the senior military assistant to two secretaries of defense and as special assistant to the chief of staff for roles and missions. He is command pilot with over 4000 flying hours, principally in fighter aircraft, and completed two tours of duty in Southeast Asia. General Jumper has received numerous awards for his military service including the Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters.
Jumper earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Military Institute, completed Squadron Officer School and Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, received a M. B. A. from Golden Gate University and then attended the National War College.