Brigadier General, Chief of Staff, Pacific Air Forces
U.S. Air Force
Jennifer M. Short is the Brigadier General, Chief of Staff, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) of the United States Air Force, based in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. She is responsible for developing plans, policies, and procedures to ensure efficient operation of the Headquarters PACAF staff and seamless interface with subordinate commands and agencies. She exercises oversight on command policy and program issues supporting three numbered air forces and ten wings to provide ready air and space power to promote U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific region during peacetime, crisis, and war.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Arizona State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1993. In March 1995, she completed Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama as a distinguished graduate. She has held various positions at the squadron, wing, Major Command, Headquarters, and Combatant Command levels. Jennifer is a command pilot with over 1,800 hours. She has flown more than 430 combat hours in the A-10 in Operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. Prior her current assignment, she served as the Executive Assistant to the Commander, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces. She and her husband, Scott Evens, will celebrate ten years of marriage this year. They have two wonderful children, Jacob (8) and Katie (4).