Major Kayley Squire

Senior Military Advisor

Major Kayley Squire is a Department of the Air Force Strategic Policy Fellow and the Senior Military Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She supports the agency on topics related to military policy issues and priorities, military community engagement, and national security aspects of intellectual property development and protection. She also advises USPTO executives on policy matters.

Major Squire is an Air Force airfield operations officer with more than 12 years of military service in various leadership roles stateside and overseas, including a three-year tour at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Previously, she was the Aide-de-Camp to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. In that role, she served as the personal assistant and trip planner to the Under Secretary, designing and executing all requirements for official travel and engagements. She coordinated with offices from two services, 44 Headquarters Air Force Directorates, and 12 Major Commands, and she liaised with the Offices of the Secretary of Defense; the Joint Staff; the White House; and other government, industry, and international partners.

Prior to that, Major Squire led diverse teams to support Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida’s military mission, service members, and families as the Commander, 325th Force Support Squadron and, earlier, as the Director of Operations, 325th Operations Support Squadron. She has served in two deployments, once to the United Arab Emirates in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, and once to Niger, where she led the first Air Operations team to establish airspace and airfield policies and procedures for the base. She began her career as a Gold Bar Recruiter based in New York, directly supporting the Air Force’s efforts to engage with and recruit diverse officer candidates.

Major Squire earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and linguistics from New York University and a Master of Science in aeronautics with a concentration in human factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She commissioned through the United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps from Detachment 560, Manhattan College.