Jason Arant reported for recruit training at USCG TRACEN, Cape May, New Jersey on 15 February 1994. He served aboard the USCGC Sumac in St. Louis, MO from 1994-1996 before striking Machinery Technician 3rd class and transferring to USCG Marine Safety Office, Toledo, OH. In June 2001 MK1 Jason Arant was honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard after seven years of service to begin ministerial studies and pursue the professional ministerial experience necessary to serve Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen as a Navy Chaplain. In February of 2011 Mr. Jason Arant was commissioned as LTJG Chaplain in United States Navy Reserve and assigned to MEFREL-219 in support of MCAS Yuma, AZ. In November 2011 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In March of 2012 he graduated from the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. On 23 July 2012 he was selected for indefinite recall to active duty and assigned to a newly established billet at USCG Sector Detroit where he served as Command Chaplain providing coverage for 28 USCG in the central region of the Great Lakes. On 11 July 2015, after successfully completing a comprehensive screening process, LT Arant reported to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, where he served as a Squadron Chaplain.
LT Arant’s personal awards and decorations include: Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal. LT Arant earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from the University of Phoenix in 2003. He earned his Master of Divinity Degree in 2006 as well as a Doctor of Ministry in 2010 from Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio. He is ordained minister by the Evangelical Church Alliance and has pastored churches in Toledo, Ohio and Phoenix, AZ.