Commissioner Jeff Dunn


      Governor Robert Bentley appointed Jeff Dunn to commissioner of the Alabama Department of Corrections on April 1, 2015.  Commissioner Dunn, a native of Alabama, comes to 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 degree from Regent University, Norfolk, Virginia, and a Master of Science degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology.  

     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 Air Force Base, Mississippi; Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and Commander, Thomas Barnes Center for Enlisted Education at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama.