August Pfluger, a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, was a 2018-2019 military fellow in The Washington Institute's Breslauer Family Military Fellows Program. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colonel Pfluger is a command pilot with more than 2,000 hours in the F-22 Raptor, F-15 Eagle, and T-38 Talon, with more than 250 combat hours. His previous assignments include service as action officer at Air Force Headquarters in the Pentagon; commander of the 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates; operations director and F-22 evaluator pilot for the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida; and chief of strategy for the Deployed Air Command and Control Center in Italy.
Colonel Pfluger has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters.
A native Texan, Colonel Pfluger is married with three children.
M.S., Air University; M.S.A., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy.