Colonel Jeremiah “Scot” Heathman is the Vice Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  As Air Mobility Command’s sole numbered air force, 18th Air Force is responsible for providing forces to execute rapid, global mobility and sustainment for American’s armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and air mobility support. With approximately 36,000 Airmen and approximately 400 aircraft, 18th Air Force manages the global air mobility enterprise through 12 wings and two direct reporting units.

Prior to his command, Colonel Heathman led as Wing Commander, 375th Air Mobility Wing, Scott Air Force Base. His career encapsulates numerous command, leadership roles and several key operational and staff positions at the Squadron, Group, Wing, Major Command, Numbered Air Force and the Joint Staff. He is an Air Force ROTC Graduate from Detachment 195, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill., and hails from Rochester, Minn.

1997   Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill.
2003   Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2006   Master of Arts, Organizational Leadership, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash.
2007   Graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence Course
2009   Graduate, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
2010   Masters of Operational Art & Science, School of Advanced Military Studies, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
2013   Graduate, Air War College, Correspondence Course
2017  Masters of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, College of Naval Warfare, Newport, R.I.
2018  Transnational Issues: A Political-Economic Conflict Seminar, Capitol Hill Club, Washington, D.C.
2018   Graduate, Singularity University Executive program, Mountain View, Calif.
2018   Graduate, Leading Strategically, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2021   Graduate, Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Univ North Carolina

1. May 97 – May 98, Exec Officer, 394th Combat Training Sq, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
2. May 98 – May 99, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, Texas
3. Sep 99 – Jan 02, Exec Officer/Chief of Scheduling, 97th Air Refueling Sq, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
4. Sep 02 – Jul 03, Wing Executive Officer, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
5. Jul 03 – Jul 04, Readiness Flight Commander, 97th ARS, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
6. Jul 04 – Apr 06, Assistant Operations Officer, 16th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
7. Apr 06 – Nov 07, Chief Command Post, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.
8. Nov 07 – Jun 08, Special Asst to the CC, 437th Operations Group, Charleston AFB, S.C.
9. Jun 08 – Jul 10, Student, CGSC & SAMS, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
10. Jul 10 – Jun 12, Joint Staff (J5), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
11. Jul 12 – Feb 13, Assistant Ops Officer, 64th Air Refueling Squadron, Pease ANGB, N.H.
12. Feb 13 – Jun 14, Commander, 64th Air Refueling Squadron, Pease ANGB, N.H.
13. Jun 14 – Jun 16, Chief, Senior Leader Management, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
14. Jul 16 – Jul 17, Student, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
15. Jul 17 – Jun 19, Vice Commander, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
16. Jun 19 – July 21, Commander, 375th Air Mobility Wing, Scott AFB, Ill.
17. Jul 21 – Present, Vice Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Ill.

1. Jul 10 – Oct 11, Politico-Military Planner, Iraq Division, Joint Staff (J5), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
2. Oct 11 – Jun 12, Executive Assistant to the Vice Director, Joint Staff (J5), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Rating: Command Pilot Flight hours: Over 2,650
Aircraft Flown: T-37B, T-1A, KC-135R, KC-135T, C-17A

Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Medal
Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal Joint Service Achievement Medal
New Hampshire National Guard Defense Service Medal

Second Lieutenant          May 16, 1997   
First Lieutenant               May 16, 1999
Captain                           May 16, 2001
Major                              Nov. 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel         Feb. 1, 2012
Colonel                           May 1, 2017


(Current as of Jul 2021)