Jefferson S. Dunn,
Colonel Jeff Dunn was appointed Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections on April 1, 2015. Commissioner Dunn, a native of Alabama, joined the department after serving 28 rewarding years in the United States Air Force.
He is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College where he earned a degree in English and a military commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. He holds a Master of Arts in Non-Profit Management from Regent University, a Master of Science in Transportation & Logistics from the Air Force Institute of Technology and Masters in Operational Design and Strategic Studies from the Air University, Maxwell AFB AL.
Commissioner Dunn held many flying assignments and amassed over 3,400 flying hours. In addition to serving as military planner for U.S. European Command Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, Commissioner Dunn served at the Pentagon as Deputy Director, Combating Terrorism and Support Activities for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as the Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs.
His command assignments include Vice Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Mississippi; Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and Commander, Thomas Barnes Center for Enlisted Education at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama.
Commissioner Dunn and his wife, Susan, have been married for 31 years and have two grown children, Shaw and Morgan. They reside in Montgomery, Alabama.