Brigadier General Jennifer M. Short is the Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Policy, United States Indo-Pacific Command. She is responsible for advising CDRUSINDOPACOM on military, political, economic, and strategic policies. General Short oversees the preparation of policy and planning of pol-mil affairs within the USINDOPACOM Area of Responsibility (AOR). She develops, coordinates, and implements USINDOPACOM’s Theater Strategy, Campaign Plan, Theater Posture Plan, Operational Plans/Contingency Plans/Functional Plans and associated Time-Phased Force and Deployment Data. In addition, General Short coordinates defense related policy, security cooperation, and military assistance programs across the Indo-Pacific AOR, integrating all military engagement in support of the United States’ national objectives. General Short is a command pilot with over 1,800 hours. She has flown more than 430 combat hours in the A-10 in Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, and ENDURING FREEDOM. Prior to her current assignment, she served as the Chief of Staff, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces.