1966 Graduate of Brazosport High
After graduation from Brazosport High School, Jerry Perryman attended Texas A&M where he trained for his future military profession as a member of the university’s Corp of Cadets and served as the commander of Cadet Corp’s Squadron 12. He received a Bachelor of Science degree and was immediately commissioned into the US Air Force in 1970.
In his 32 years in the Air force, General Perryman served in a variety of duties, including service as the military assistant to the Secretary of the air force, a staff officer, a general’s aide de camp and a headquarters squadron commander. Most of his years were devoted to space and nuclear armed missile operations. As a commander in such important programs as the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile operations, missile warning system, space surveillance, and the Air Force component of the space launches, General Perryman carried tremendous authority and responsibility for our country.
He commanded the 14th Air Force comprising all U.S. Air Force space forces. As commander of the Aerospace Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center, General Perryman was responsible for integrating command and control, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for the Air Force to improve the ability of commanders to lead and control their forces in conflict. He led the 1100 person 91st Missile Group to win the 1994 Omaha Trophy as the best of U. S. Strategic Command's ballistic missile units.
General Perryman retired from the Air Force in 2002, transitioning to civilian employment as Vice President of the Raytheon Company in McKinney, Texas.