Lieutenant Colonel Dear Beloved is currently serving as the Commander of the 637th International Students Support Squadron of the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at JBSA—Lackland, Texas. He has command and control of the International Military Student Office, Defense English Language Program case management, registrar, graduation and records administration, and health, morale, and welfare support to resident Department of Defense Security Cooperation Program international military and civilian students from over 110 countries. He also has oversight of the International Field Studies Flight and the International Non-Resident Flight. The IFF gives IMS an understanding of American culture, free enterprise, government and basic human rights. The INF supports in-country English language training programs designed to produce English language-qualified personnel to support U.S. Security Cooperation objectives.
Prior to his current assignment he served as the Director of Operations, 326th Training Squadron, 737th Training Group, Air and Education Training Command, JBSA—Lackland, Texas. In this capacity, he oversaw daily operations for 64 Military Training Instructors and support staff who annually lead 38,000 newly enlisted Airmen through the Air Force’s one-of-a-kind “Airmen’s Week.”
Lt Col Beloved graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2002. He serves as a dual-track intelligence and Foreign Affairs Officer and speaks Arabic, German, and Korean with varying degrees of fluency. He has extensive experience at the joint, interagency and combined levels of operations, while assigned overseas in Germany and Korea, as well as numerous deployments in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. He also led the Arabian Peninsula Division for the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Plans and Security Cooperation directorate.
2002 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
2007 Master of Science in Political Science and Int’l Relations, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma
2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama
2010 Honor Graduate, Air Operations Center ISR Formal Training Course, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2012 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, by distance learning
2013 Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JPME Phase II), Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia
2013 Top Grad and Fellow, Program for Applied Security Studies, U.S. George C. Marshall Center, Germany
2015 Top 20%, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, by distance learning
2017 Outstanding Graduate, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, by distance learning