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Colonel Jason Glass Named Tennessee Assistant Adjutant General-Air

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 | 08:20am

NASHVILLE – In a Change of Command Ceremony held on Sunday, January 7th at National Guard Headquarters in Nashville, Governor Bill Haslam and Major General Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, named Colonel Jason Glass as the new Assistant Adjutant General for the Tennessee Air National Guard.  Col. Glass previously served as the Commander of the 218th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group (ISRG), Tennessee Air National Guard at Joint Base Berry Field, Nashville.

Col. Glass enlisted as a traditional guardsman in the Tennessee Air National Guard in March 1989 with the 241st Engineering Installation Squadron in Chattanooga.  He was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Course (ROTC) at the University of Memphis in May 1993 and entered the Active Duty Air Force in January 1994.  While on active duty, Col. Glass held numerous jobs and deployed in support of Operations Northern Watch, Noble Anvil, and Allied Force.

In 2000, Col. Glass left the Active Duty Air Force and once again became a traditional guardsman in the 241st Engineering Installation Squadron.   While employed in his civilian job as a Central Office Manager for Bellsouth, he was mobilized in September 2001 for Operation Enduring Freedom serving at Al Udeid, Qatar; Ali Al Salem, Kuwait; Ali Al Jaber, Kuwait; and Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.  He was released from active duty in 2002 and became a full-time technician with the 228th Combat Communications Squadron where he was selected as 228th Detachment Commander in 2003.

From Aug. 2004 to Jan. 2005, Col. Glass was again called to Active Duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Joint Task Force Horn of Africa at Al Dhafra Airbase, UAE; Balad Airbase and Bagdad International Airport, Iraq.  In 2005, he deployed in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita to aid in the recovery of southern Louisiana. In May 2006, Col. Glass was selected to command the 228TH Combat Communications Squadron until June 2008 when he was selected as the first Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff, Information Management (J6) at Joint Force Headquarters, Tennessee. 

In 2016, Col. Glass was selected as the first commander of the newly formed 218th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Tennessee Air National Guard. 

He is a graduate of the University of Memphis, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. He also earned two associate’s degrees, one in Robotics and the other in Computer Science, from the Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

“Col. Glass brings a great deal of professionalism and experience to the job at both the state and national level,” Maj. Gen. Haston said.  “Jason clearly understands the complexity of global threats and the National and State requirements to lead the Tennessee Air National Guard into the future.”

Col. Glass replaces retiring Brigadier General Donald Johnson who has served as the Assistant Adjutant General-Air since February 2011.

Official photo of Colonel Jason Glass

Official photo of Colonel Jason Glass

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, (left), the Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, passes the guidon to Col. Jason Glass (right), symbolizing his assumption of command as the newly assigned Assistant Adjutant General for the Tennessee Air National Guard on Jan. 7 at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. (Tenn. National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Robin Brown)

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, (left), the Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard, passes the guidon to Col. Jason Glass (right), symbolizing his assumption of command as the newly assigned Assistant Adjutant General for the Tennessee Air National Guard on Jan. 7 at the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. (Tenn. National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Robin Brown)