Colonel Jason J. Wallace grew up in Oswego, New York, a small city located on Lake Ontario. After completing four years of training in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at Clarkson University located in Potsdam, New York and the Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in May, 1992. He began his Active Duty career as a Platoon Leader with Company B, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia. He then served as the Assault and Obstacle Platoon Leader with Company C, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia and finished his Active Duty career as the Support Platoon Leader for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
In 1995, COL Wallace left the Active Army and joined the Army Reserve. COL Wallace’s subsequent assignments were as a Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Battalion Personnel Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Commander with the 479th Engineer Battalion (C)(E). He then served as the Brigade Executive Officer and Deputy Commanding Officer with the 411th Engineer Brigade. His present assignment is the Atlantic Training Division, 75th Training Command as a Branch Chief. COL Wallace was deployed to Fort Hood, Texas from March 2003 to February 2004 in support of Operation Noble Eagle. He also deployed to Iraq from September 2007 to June 2008 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. COL Wallace had the distinct honor of commanding the 479th Engineer Battalion during their last month in Iraq and for the next four years.
COL Wallace’s military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, the Battalion Officer Maintenance Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, the Army War College Distance Education Program and his is currently attending the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education Course. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University; a Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Oswego and a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College. He is an Engineer-in-Training in the State of New York.
COL Wallace’s highest decorations and awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Douglas MacArthur Leadership award and the Bronze de Fleury Medal.