Lieutenant Colonel Jason Robert Kim received his commission as a Chemical Officer from the University of Washington. He is a graduate of the Chemical Officer Basic Course, CBRN Captains Career Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Joint and Combined Warfighter School.
Prior to his arrival at Tufts University, Lieutenant Colonel Kim was assigned to United States Indo-Pacific Command at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, where he served as the Deputy Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander, Executive Officer to the Director for Plans and Policy, and Branch Chief, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction in the J5 Directorate. Other assignments include: Executive Officer, 7th Battalion, Army Reserve Careers Division; Commander, 308th CBRN Company; Operations Officer, Operations/Maneuver Team, 209th Digital Liaison Detachment; Platoon Leader/Convoy Commander for the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq (MNSTC-I); Executive Officer, 326th Chemical Company (Biological Integrated Detection System); and Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, 349th Chemical Company (Smoke/Decontamination).
Lieutenant Colonel Kim’s awards and decorations include a Bronze Star Medal, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Joint Service Commendation Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, three Army Achievement Medals, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and three Joint Meritorious Unit Awards.
Lieutenant Colonel Kim is married to Valerie and they have three children, Christian, Arielle, and Caden.