Colonel Jeremy S. Bergin is the Commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. The 27 SOW plans, postures and executes precision strike, specialized mobility, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions with special operations forces. The wing is organized into four groups and 24 squadrons equipped with specialized aircraft that includes the AC-130J, CV-22, MC-130J, MQ-9, PC-12 and U-28.  

Colonel Bergin originally began his Air Force career in 1994 as an intelligence analyst before being selected for the Scholarships for Outstanding Airmen to ROTC program. He received his commission in the Air Force in 2001 as a Distinguished Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Arizona State University.

Colonel Bergin is a command pilot with nearly 4,000 hours in the T-1A, MC-130H, and CV-22B. He has deployed in support of numerous operations to include DENY FLIGHT, JOINT ENDEAVOR, NORTHERN WATCH, WILLING SPIRIT, TOMADACHI, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM-PHILIPPINES, and INHERENT RESOLVE. Additionally, Colonel Bergin has commanded special operations forces in both garrison and combat at the squadron level and served as the J3, Director of Operations, for the Joint Special Operations Air Component-Central, Special Operations Command-Central, USCENTCOM.


2001 Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, Distinguished Graduate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2002 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL

2007 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2009 Master of Science, Finance and Information Systems Management, University of Maryland University College, MD

2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence

2012 Service Chief’s Fellowship, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, VA

2014 Master of Military Art and Science, Military Operations, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS

2019 Master of Science, National Security Strategy, Distinguished Graduate, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington DC

2022  Leadership Decision Making, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


1. Jun 01 – Jun 02      Student, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, TX

2. Nov 02 – Oct 05     T-1A Instructor Pilot and Student Check Pilot, 86th Flying Training Squadron, Laughlin AFB, TX

3. Oct 05 – Dec 06      Student, C-130E and MC-130H Initial Qual, Littlerock AFB, AR and Kirtland AFB, NM

4. Jan 07 – Oct 10      MC-130H Copilot, Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot, later Gp Executive Officer, 15th Special Operations Squadron and 1st Special Operations Group, Hurlburt Field, FL

5. Oct 10 – Feb 12      MC-130H Evaluator Pilot, Chief, Standardization/Evaluations, later Assist Operations Officer, 1st Special Operations Squadron, Kadena AB

6. Mar 12 – Dec 13     MC-130H Evaluator Pilot, Chief, Wing Plans, later Assist Operations Officer, 1st Special Operations Wing and 15th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL

7. Jan 14 – Dec 14      Student, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS

8. Jan 15 – Aug 15     Student, CV-22B Initial Qual, 58th Special Operations Wing, Kirtland AFB, NM

9. Aug 15 – Aug 18     Operations Officer, Commander, and later Deputy Gp Commander, 20th Special Operations Squadron and 27th Special Operations Group, Cannon AFB, NM

10. Aug 18 – Jun 19   Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC

11. Jun 19 – Jun 20    Senior USSOCOM Liaison Officer to the DEA, HQ USSOCOM, Washington DC

12. Jun 20 – Jun 21    SOF Chair, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington DC

13. Jun 21 – May 23   Vice Commander, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, MS

14. May 23 – Present Commander, 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon AFB, NM


1. Jun 19 – Jun 20    Senior USSOCOM Liaison Officer to the DEA, as a Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel

2. Jun 20 – Jun 21    Special Operations Forces Chair for NDU, as a Colonel



Rating: Command Pilot

Flight Hours: Approx. 4,000

Aircraft Flown: T-37B, T-1A, C-130E, MC-130H, and CV-22B



Legion of Merit

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters

Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters

Aerial Achievement Medal

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal

Air Force Combat Action Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal



2011 Air Force Special Operations Command Pilot of the Year

2014 Excellence in JC41 Writing Award and Joint Service Warfare Award, CGSC

2019 AFA Writing Award, NWC



Second Lieutenant         May 30, 2001

First Lieutenant             May 30, 2003

Captain                         May 30, 2005

Major                            Jun 01, 2011

Lieutenant Colonel         Feb 01, 2015

Colonel                          Feb 01, 2020


(Current as of May 2023)