Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Jason has extensive experience in the areas of government contracts and business law matters.
He was the Acting Deputy Associate Director and Director of Operations for the Liaison Division of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury. Prior to his federal civilian service, Jason served as a senior consultant for a global consulting company and in several leadership positions in the private sector where he focused on contracting issues.
He also served for almost 27 years in the United States Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel. Jason began his Marine Corps career in the combat arms serving as a field artillery officer and served in Operation Desert Storm. After attending law school, Jason changed his military occupational specialty and became a judge advocate (a military attorney).
After several years in the courtroom as a prosecutor in the States and overseas, Jason began to serve in operational positions addressing a myriad of legal matters such procurement/acquisitions, contracting, environmental issues, logistics, international law, and rules of engagement. During his tour with the Third Marine Division, Jason served as the Staff Judge Advocate (legal counsel to the Commanding General) for the division and deployed as part of Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines focused on joint operations with the Philippine military against the Abu Sayaf in the jungles of Mindinao. Jason was then assigned to the Joint Staff (J-5) (Strategy, Plans and Policy Division) where his portfolio included weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems – focusing on countries of concern such as the DPRK and Iran. During his tenure on the Joint Staff, Jason was detailed to the Directorate for Strategic Operational Planning (DSOP) in the newly formed National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) and the was one of two Joint Staff representatives assigned to the newly formed Strategic Interdiction Group (SIG) – the interagency forum focused on the counterproliferation mission. After his tour on the Joint Staff, Jason was assigned to the Office for Military Affairs at the CIA and served as the senior military advisor to the newly formed National Counterproliferation Center (NCPC) where he continued his collateral duties as a member of the SIG. After a brief stint as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island where he focused on military justice, contracting and installation matters, Jason returned to Washington, DC and was assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Senior Military Assistant (Chief of Staff) to the Department of Defense (DoD) General Counsel, the DoD’s senior attorney, overseeing a cadre of 150 attorneys addressing all legal issues for the Secretary of Defense and the different branches of the military services.