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Lt Col Daren Jaeger

Daren Jaeger joined Pegasus Squadron, TX-351 in Austin Texas in Feb 2004.  As squadron commander, the squadron to over 75 members in 3 years.  He served as the Texas Wing Group 8 AEO for two years. He has been a director for Squadron Leadership School. As Texas Wing Liaison Officer to the Texas Department of Emergency Management he worked many major events including Katrina, Rita, National Elections, and many more.  He has served as Public Affairs Officer during National Blue Beret for nine years.  He currently serves as Director of Public Affairs for Kansas Wing. 

In his professional life, he works as a software engineer. He served 4 years in the US Army National Guard with 36ID, 636th MI BN on Camp Mabry in Austin. He spent 15 years at Dell Inc and 4 years with Cricket Communications / AT&T. He is currently a contractor working for the US Navy in San Diego, CA. 

Formal Education:
  • Burton High School
  • Blinn Jr College (Brenham, TX) - AA
  • Concordia University (Austin, TX) - BA
  • Squadron Leadership School (Dallas, TX)
  • Officer Basic Course (Online)
  • Corporate Learning Course (Dallas, TX)
  • Region Staff College (Offutt, AFB)
  • National Staff College (Maxwell, AFB)
  • US Army Basic Training (Fort Knox, KY)

Major Awards and Decorations:
  • Distinguished Aviator Award
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Commander's Commendation Award (3)
  • Achievement Award
  • Charles O. Davis Award
  • Grover C. Loening Award
  • Paul A. Garber Award
  • Gill Rob Wilson Award (#3131)
  • A. Scott Crossfield Award
  • Brigadier General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Aerospace Award
  • National Commanders Unit Citation (Katrina)
  • Command Service Ribbon
  • Red Service Ribbon
  • Disaster Relief w/ V
  • Air Search and Rescue Ribbon
  • Search “Find” Ribbon
  • Encampment Ribbon
  • Senior Recruiter Ribbon
  • Cadet Special Activity Ribbon (9)
  • CAP Senior Ground Team Badge
  • CAP Pilot
  • CAP Orientation Pilot

Specialty Qualifications:
  • Aerospace Education - Master
  • Administration - Master
  • Personnel - Master
  • Cadet Programs - Senior
  • Public Affairs - Senior
  • Historian - Senior

Effective Dates of Promotion in CAP:
  • Joined Feb 2004
  • 2nd Lieutenant 2004
  • 1st Lieutenant 2006
  • Captain 2010
  • Major 2014