Major Jonathan Jopling, 307th Security Forces Squadron commander

Maj. Jonathan W. Jopling is the commander of the 307th Security Forces Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. As commander, he leads, manages, and directs security force activities for an 82-person Security Forces unit at the Air Force's largest bomber base in support of over 1,900 personnel. Capt. Jopling directs air base defense functions including control and security of terrain inside and immediately adjacent to military installations, and defense of personnel, equipment and resources.  He oversees security and combat arms operations.  He also develops SF plans, policies, procedures and instructions to protect Air Force combat capabilities, to include force protection and antiterrorism programs and training.

Maj. Jopling earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2013 and his commission through ROTC at Louisiana Tech University. Prior to joining the Air Force Reserve, he served on Active Duty from 2013 to 2018. He has operational experience in physical and site security, as well as base defense operations. Additionally, he has experience as an Air Force Instructor, training Officer Training School Cadets through their eight-week commissioning program.



2013   Bachelor of Arts, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, La.

2014   Security Forces Basic Officer Course, Camp Bullis, San Antonio, Texas

2022   Squadron Officer School, in correspondence.



  1. December 2013 – April 14, Student, Basic Officer Course, San Antonio, Texas.
  2. April 14 – October 15, Flight Commander, 341st Missile Security Forces Squadron, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.
  3. October 15 – June 16, Flight Commander, 341st Security Forces Squadron, Malstrom AFB, Mont.
  4. June 16 – June 18, Flight Commander/Instructor, 24th Training Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  5. June 18 – June 22, Operations Officer, 2d Security Forces Squadron, Barksdale AFB, Ala.
  6. June 22 – Present, Commander 307th Security Forces Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.



Air and Space Commendation Medal

Air and Space Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters

Nation Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with “N” Device



Second Lieutenant May 18, 2013

First Lieutenant August 22, 2015

Captain August 22, 2017


(Current as of December 2022)