Lt. Col. Heath J. Kerns is the Commander, 330th Recruiting Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He leads Special Operations Recruiters to scout, develop and guide future Special Warfare Airmen to their combat calling. The 330th Recruiting Squadron is the largest squadron within Air Force Recruiting Service and its mission spans the entire globe.
Lieutenant Colonel Kerns grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in June 2004. He is the second Air Force officer to ever graduate the Brazilian Army Jungle Warfare course and holds advanced qualifications as a military freefall parachutist, combat scuba diver, and air traffic controller. Lieutenant Colonel Kerns served two tours as a Joint Terminal Attack Controller in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and deployed extensively throughout Southern Command, Pacific Command, and Africa Command in support of Special Operations.