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In Memoriam - Timothy Jex

June 23, 2020

In Memoriam - Timothy Jex

Staff at AsMA Headquarters were saddened to learn that Brig. Gen. Timothy T. Jex, USAF (Ret.), has died after a long illness.

He was the former commander of the 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA. A native of Buffalo, NY, he attended Brigham Young University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in Zoology and Japanese. He entered the Air Force in June 1983 as a distinguished R.O.T.C. graduate. He then earned his medical degree from The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1987 and served in a variety of command and leadership positions beginning with his first operational tour in 1988 at Wurtsmith AFB, MI. He completed the USAF Residency in Aerospace Medicine in 1997, where he also earned his Master’s Degree in Public Health and dual board certification in Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine.
   From 1997 to 1998, Brig. Gen. Jex served as Flight Commander, Aerospace Medicine Flight, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. He was then assigned as Commander of the 374th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, until 1999. During that time, he was also Deputy Commander of the 374th Medical Group, also at Yokota Air Base, which he held until 2000. From 2000–2001, he attended the Air War College at Maxwell AFB, AL, USA. Following that, he became Command Surgeon of U.S. Central Air Forces (USCENTAF), Shaw AFB, SC, USA, and was AFFOR Surgeon for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and was responsible for the planning and execution of all Air Force medical operations in the CENTCOM AOR during that period. In 2004, he became Commander of the 16th Medical Group, Hurlburt Field, FL, USA, until 2006, when he became Command Surgeon of Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) at Hurlburt Field. In 2008, he was promoted to Deputy Assistant Surgeon General, Healthcare Operations, Office of the Surgeon General, at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, USA. In 2010, he transferred to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and served as Command Surgeon, U.S. Air Forces in Europe until 2011, when he returned to the United States to serve as Vice Director of the 711th Human Performance Wing. He became Commander in 2012 and retired in 2016.
   Brig. Gen. Jex was a member and Past President of the Society of U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons, a founding member of the American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists, and a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association. He was a Chief Flight Surgeon with almost 1400 flying hours. His decorations included the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal, and the Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters. An online obituary is available at https://www.newcomerdayton.com/Obituary/185971/Timothy-Jex/Dayton-OH.