Colonel Jocelyn Schermerhorn
Colonel Jocelyn J. Schermerhorn is the Director of Operations, Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida. She is responsible for implementing and directing operational command policy for AFSOC’s worldwide special operations units including 20,800 personnel, approximately 300 aircraft and $17 billion in assets.
Colonel Schermerhorn entered the Air Force in 1995 as a distinguished graduate of Colorado State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She earned her wings as a distinguished graduate of navigator training at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas and holds Master of Business Administration and Master of Strategic Studies postgraduate degrees. She has served as a flight commander, executive officer, Air Force Special Operations Command plans and programs chief of special projects, Special Operations Command South chief of air operations, squadron operations officer, squadron commander, joint special operations air component commander, faculty instructor and vice-wing commander. Prior to serving as the Director of Operations, Colonel Schermerhorn served as the commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Florida.
Colonel Schermerhorn is a master navigator with over 3,500 flight hours D as a C-130E evaluator navigator, MC- 130H evaluator navigator, a U-28A combat systems officer, and a UH-1N observer navigator. She has participated in a number of worldwide contingency operations and is a veteran of Operations JOINT GUARD, ALLIED FORCE, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and FREEDOM’s SENTINEL.