LTC Jason T. Bridges
LTC Jason Bridges enlisted in the United States Marine Corps (Reserve) in 1989. After Basic Training at Parris Island, South Carolina, and Marine Combat Training and School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, North Carolina, he was assigned as a Rifleman in Company I, 3rd BN, 24th Marines. He served and deployed as a Lance Corporal in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with the Marines. LTC Bridges graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee and commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Armor Branch in 1994. Following graduation from the Armor Officer Basic Course he was assigned to the 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Assistant Battalion S3, Support Platoon Leader, and Battalion S4 in 3-69 Armor, 1st BDE, 24th Infantry Division.
After graduating from the Engineer Officer Advanced Course and the Combined Arms Services Staff School, he was assigned to 1-72 Armor, 1st BDE, 2nd Infantry Division, at Camp Casey, Republic of Korea. LTC Bridges was then assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado where he commanded C Company, 1-68 Armor, 3rd BDE, 4th Infantry Division. He deployed his company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was next assigned as the Reconnaissance Platoon Observer Controller (OC), Company-Team OC, and Senior Task Force Analyst for the Warhog OC Team at the Joint Multi-National Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. After graduating from Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, LTC Bridges was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas where he served as the G3 Chief of Operations before moving to be 1-4 Cavalry Squadron’s (RSTA) Executive Officer. He deployed to Iraq as the Squadron S3 in 2009. His most recent assignment was as an Assistant Deputy Director for Operations and Nuclear Strike Advisor in the National Military Command Center on the Joint Staff, J36 at the Pentagon, Washington, DC.
LTC Bridges holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Austin Peay State University and a Masters in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. LTC Bridges’ awards and decorations include: Bronze Service Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, the Air Assault Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Joint Service Identification Badge.