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Lt. Col. Jason C. Armas Commanding Officer, 1st Reconnaissance Bn
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Lieutenant Colonel Jason C. Armas is from Rye, NY, and earned his commission through the United States Naval Academy in May 2001. 
 
Lieutenant Colonel Armas’ assignments in the Operating Forces include: Rifle Platoon Commander, Weapons Platoon Commander, and Executive Officer with Company A, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (2002-05), participating in Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines, Joint Special Operation Task Force, Zamboanga, Philippines, Unit Deployment Program, Okinawa, Japan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom (2004-2005), participating in Operation Phantom Fury (Al Fajr); Executive Officer, Company C, Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Battalion Landing Team 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, Commanding Officer Company A, and Commanding Officer Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion (2005-2009) deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005-06, 2007, 20082009; Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Service Company and Weapons Company for 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, (2010-2012) deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. 
 
Other assignments include: Chief of Plans, G5, U.S. Marine Forces, Pacific, South East Asia and North East Asia Lead Planner, G5, U.S. Marine Forces, Pacific (2017-2019); Commanding Officer, Infantry Unit Leaders Training Company, Advanced Infantry Battalion, School of Infantry West (2013-2015); and Executive Officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion, School of Infantry West (2012-2013).
 
Lieutenant Colonel Armas is a graduate of the U.S. Army Maneuver Captains Career Course, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the School of Advanced Warfighting. 
 
Lieutenant Colonel Armas’ personal decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars in lieu of third award, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat “V” and gold star in lieu of second award, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

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