Colonel Jason M. Halloren
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point
COL Halloren is a native of Oak Park (Detroit), Michigan. He enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1987 while attending Michigan State University and was commissioned and graduated in 1992. He has a B.A in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the Army War College. His military education includes the Aviation Officer Basic Course as a Commandant's List graduate, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, Aviation Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Senior Staff School, the Naval Command and Staff College, the United States Army War College, SERE-C, Advanced SERE, the Joint Firepower Control Course, the Joint Special Operations Liaison Element course, and the Electronic Warfare Officer Course.
COL Halloren’s prior assignments include Platoon Leader, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Stanley, Korea; Platoon Leader, 4th Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras; Assistant S3 and A Company Commander, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); S4, DAP Platoon Leader, and Battalion Operations Officer, 1-160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne); S3 and XO, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Chief of rotary wing plans and Deputy J3 for the Aviation Tactics Evaluation Group (AVTEG) in the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC); Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment and Task Force Apocalypse Commander with the largest U.S. contingent in Regional Command West for OEF 13-2; Deputy Brigade Commander, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division; Deputy Commander for Support for United States Army South, and Commander of 5th Brigade, United States Army Cadet Command (USACC).
COL Halloren’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star (3 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal/Campaign Star (5), Iraq Campaign Medal/Campaign Star (5), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3), Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2 OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Ranger Tab, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
COL Halloren and his wife Amanda have one 2yo son.