Julian Gluck

2023 Next Gen National Security Fellow

Major, U.S. Air Force

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Major Julian Gluck is an active-duty Air Force bomber instructor pilot presently serving as Chief of Mission Sustainment for Air Combat Command and Director of Staff for the Airspace, Ranges & Airfield Operations Division at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

Prior to his current position, Julian served as Aide-de-Camp to the Commander of Seventh Air Force at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea and was a Flight Commander and Group Executive Officer at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. His operational experience in the B-52H Stratofortress includes combat missions in Operations INHERENT RESOLVE and FREEDOM’S SENTINEL and sorties supporting U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Strategic Command, and Joint Interagency Task Force South.

Originally from LaGrange, Georgia, Julian is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and earned his pilot wings from Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training. He was named to the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 as one of three standout honorees for Law and Policy in North America, received the 2019 Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award, and was selected as the 2018 Air Force Times Airman of the Year. Julian is currently a member of the Program for Emerging Leaders at National Defense University and is active with various non-profits and fellowships.

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