Responsible for overseeing ASTRO America staff and administering day-to-day operations, Jason ensures government-sponsored research remains on-budget and on-schedule. He has extensive experience in defense industrial base policy, public-private partnerships, intelligence, cyber security, and foreign affairs. While serving in the Pentagon, he contributed to the establishment of the first four Defense Manufacturing Institutes (Manufacture USA), the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) program, and served as Executive Secretary for the Defense Production Act Committee, coordinating across multiple agencies on actions to safeguard and strengthen essential national defense supply chains.
Previously, Jason held a career human intelligence position at the Defense Intelligence Agency and was appointed by the White House as a Senior Foreign Affairs Officer at the Department of State. As an Army Intelligence Officer, he deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq and served at the Defense Intelligence Agency as a Defense Attaché (Reserves) for more than a decade. He holds a Strategic Intelligence graduate diploma from the National Intelligence University, an undergraduate degree in Government from Georgetown University, and spent 12 months studying at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.