LtCol Jason A. Lambert
Lieutenant Colonel Lambert enlisted in the Marine Corps and reported the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC in October 1998. Following graduation from Recruit Training, Marine Combat Training, and Marine Corps Communications and Electronics School, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert was designated as an Air Control Electronics Operator. In June 1999, he was awarded a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). He graduated from VMI in May 2003 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in August 2003. Following graduation from Officer Candidate School, The Basic School and Air Defense Control Officers Course, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert was designated an Air Defense Control Officer and reported to Marine Air Control Squadron 4 (MACS-4) Okinawa, Japan. He earned qualification as an Air Intercept Controller and in 2005 was selected as an individual augment to the United States Central Command (U.S. CENTCOM), Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC), Qatar where he served as a Joint Interface Control Cell (JICC) Watch Officer. During this deployment he led the JICC crew in the orchestration of the U.S. CENTCOM Common Operational Picture for the Global War on Terrorism, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
In July 2006, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert received orders to Marine Air Control Squadron 2 (MACS-2) Cherry Point, NC, where he served as the Weapons and Tactics Training Program Officer, Air Intercept Control Supervisor, and Admin Officer. From 2007-08, he deployed with the Tactical Air Operations Center (TAOC) to Al Asad Airbase, Iraq as the Crew Officer In Charge (OIC) and Surveillance Identification Director. During this deployment, his crew provided air control services for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Immediately following redeployment to Cherry Point, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert attended the Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course and was designated a WTI for Aviation Command, Control, and Communications. In June 2009, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert received orders to the Joint Staff J7, Joint Interoperability Division (JID) in Fort McPherson, GA. He served as a Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO) Instructor for Joint and Allied JICO students. In 2011, he served as the JID Base Realignment and Closure Officer and led the JID’s relocation to Fort Bragg, NC.
In August 2013, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert received orders to Marine Air Control Group 18 (MACG-18) Okinawa, Japan, where he served as the Future Operations Officer and the Personnel Support Detachment 18 Commander. In March 2015, he was transferred to MACS-4 as the Operations Officer and was subsequently assigned as the Executive Officer in June 2016. In September 2016, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert was selected to serve as a Congressional Defense Fellow and was ordered to the Headquarters Marine Corps, Office of Legislative Affairs at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. for training at the Georgetown University, Government Affairs Institute. In January 2017, he reported for assignment in the Office of United States Senator Joe Manchin, where he served as the Congressional Defense Fellow for Defense, Veteran’s Affairs, and Foreign Affairs matters. In January 2018, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert returned to the Pentagon and was assigned as the Staff Secretary for the Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics (DC I&L). In January 2019, he was selected to serve as the Aide-de-Camp for DC I&L.
In July 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert received orders to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Headquarters, Okinawa, Japan, where he served as the Wing Aviation Command and Control Officer. In April 2020, Lieutenant Colonel Lambert was ordered to MACG-18 to serve in his current billet as the Group Executive Officer. He was promoted to his current rank on 1 May 2020.
Lieutenant Colonel Lambert holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. He is a graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course, and the Joint Interface Control Officer Course. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Joint Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.