GOLDSBORO -- The first-ever female fighter wing commander was sworn in on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday.
Col. Jeannie Leavitt has been serving in the Air Force for 21 years, most recently as a chief of staff fellow assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency.
Col. Leavitt said she's excited and honored to be the leader of so many great men and women.
"The airmen have a very important mission here at the 4th Fighter Wing, and so my job is to take care of the airmen – whatever they need with their families -- that they have the training the skills the resources they need to accomplish the mission,” Col. Leavitt said.
Colonel Leavitt has logged more than 2,500 hours in the F-15 Strike Eagle.
She has supported Operations Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and most recently, Enduring Freedom.