Brig. Gen. Jason L. Walrath became the Deputy Commanding General – Support for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in September 2016.Brig
He commissioned as an Infantry Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1989. Following a year at the Infantry Center, he was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Scout Platoon Leader and later the Assistant S3. He then branch transferred to Aviation and attended flight school at Fort Rucker.
Subsequent to aviation training, he served as a UH-60 Flight Company Commander, Assistant S3 and later the Battalion S1, 1-52nd Aviation, Republic of Korea. The balance of his active-duty assignments include: Aviation and Brigade C2 Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk and Battalion S3 for 2-291st Aviation TSBn (Attack) at Fort Hood. BG Walrath’s USAR assignments include: Aviation Battalion S3, Aviation Brigade Chief of Operations (OIF I), Deputy Aviation Brigade Commander, Aviation Battalion Commander, Aviation Brigade Executive Officer; Deputy Director, Communication Action Group, CJTF82, Afghanistan, Commander, 2nd Brigade, Southern Division, 75th Training Command and Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Joint Enabling Capability Command, Norfolk Naval Base. After leaving command of the 100th Training Division, BG Walrath moved to his current position with U.S. Army Recruiting Command.
Walrath’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantrymen Badge, Master Aviator Wings, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge and the Ranger Tab.
Walrath is a graduate of the Army War College with a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Aviation Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education - Joint Forces Staff College and the United Kingdom Joint Officer Planner Course. BG Walrath is a Master Army Aviator rated in the OH-58A/C, UH-1H, UH-60A/L, CH-47D, C-12D and UC-35A/B aircraft. Additionally, he is a commercial airline pilot and holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with various jet aircraft type ratings.