Advisor & Adjunct Instructor
July 1996 was the start of Jason’s nearly 23 years of honorable service as a US Marine. He started his career as an enlisted Reconnaissance Marine where he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Jason participated in an enlisted-to-commission program and made the transition to the officer ranks where he served as an infantry/reconnaissance officer. In April 2019, Jason retired as a Major.
During his enlisted career, Jason attended multiple military courses such as Amphibious Reconnaissance, Combatant Diver’s, Basic Airborne, Dive Supervisor and Infantry training. As an officer, he attended Expeditionary Warfare School, Military Freefall, Static Line Jumpmaster, Freefall Jumpmaster, Infantry Mortar Leader and Tactical MAGTF Integration Course. Jason also served as the Executive Officer for the Reconnaissance Training Company where he was responsible for seven Programs of Instruction.
Jason has conducted five deployments, three in support of combat operations. During his first deployment to Afghanistan, he was a battlespace commander responsible for 48 square kilometers, 70 Marines and more than 5 million dollars of equipment. Jason’s second deployment to Afghanistan, he was the Company Commander of a Reconnaissance Company. His company conducted operations throughout Southern Helmand Province in support of Division operations.
Jason is a graduate from The Ohio State University with a BS in Sport and Leisure Studies, Coaching and Management.
Jason has been married for 22 years to his lovely wife Nikki and they have two wonderful boys.