Lieutenant Colonel Jason P. Affolder graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps in 1996.
His first assignment was with the 801st Main Support Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he served as a Platoon Leader and Battalion Adjutant. Following the Logistics Captain’s Career Course, LTC Affolder served briefly as the Support Operations Plans Officer for the 43rd Area Support Group before commanding the 2nd Transportation Company (HET) at Fort Carson, Colorado. After command, LTC Affolder returned to West Point to serve as a Tactical Officer and Regimental Executive Officer. Following Command and General Staff College (CGSC), LTC Affolder was assigned to the 725 Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) in Fort Richardson, Alaska as the Battalion Executive Officer and Support Operations Officer (OEF 9-10). His most recent assignment was at the US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois where he served as a Joint Mobility Operations Officer and Branch Chief, USPACOM Branch, West Division, Joint Operations and Plans Directorate (J3).
LTC Affolder is a graduate of Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Aerial Delivery Material Officer’s Course, Petroleum Officer’s Course, and the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course at Fort Lee, VA; Combined Arms Services Staff School (CAS3), Support Operations Course, Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS; and the Joint Combined Warfighting School at Norfolk, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Science in Counseling and Leader Development from Long Island University.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal. He earned the Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Parachute Rigger Badge.
LTC Affolder and his wife have been married for 17+ years and they have five children.