Lt. Gen. VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She is responsible to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force for policy formulation, planning, evaluation, oversight, and leadership of Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. As the Air Force’s senior intelligence officer she is directly responsible to the Director of National Intelligence and the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. She leads five directorates and supports a 30,000-person enterprise with a portfolio valued at $55 billion across the Air Force.
General Jamieson entered the Air Force through the ROTC program at West Virginia University. A career intelligence officer and U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School graduate, she has held numerous operational, command and staff positions and has commanded an intelligence squadron, joint intelligence operations center, and was the Deputy Commanding General for ISR of Joint Interagency Task Force 435. Her staff tours include duty on the Joint Staff as an Air Force Analyst and Executive Assistant to the J8, at U.S. Pacific Command as Special Assistant to the Commander, Air Staff as Director of ISR Transformation, Director of ISR Strategy, Integration and Doctrine, Director of Intelligence (J2) for U.S. Southern Command, and Director of Intelligence (A2) for Air Combat Command.
Prior to assuming her current position, she served as the Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR), U.S. Strategic Command, Washington, D.C. General Jamieson recommended allocation of ISR capabilities for the Department of Defense by conducting risk analysis to optimize risk mitigation strategies, coordinating ISR capability allocation, to include processing, exploitation, and dissemination, with services, combatant commanders, combat support agencies, OSD and interagency partners for SECDEF approval. She engaged with coalition and partner nations for their commitment of ISR capabilities towards shared interests, developed ISR strategy and doctrine inputs for the Department of Defense, and drove the transfer of these functions and responsibilities to a single integrator of ISR for the Chairman and Secretary of Defense.
General Jamieson is combat experienced and an operational expert. She directed intelligence operations for multiple contingencies to include operations Desert Storm, Allied Force, Unified Response, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.