Lieutenant Colonel Jason A. Carrico is a native of West Plains, Missouri. He received his commission upon graduation from the Virginia Military Institute in 1992 with a degree in History and International Studies. LTC Carrico’s military education includes the Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds a Masters of Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a Masters of Military Arts and Science from the US Army Command and General Staff College.
LTC Carrico began his career as a Rifle Platoon Leader in 3‐327 IN, 101st ABN (AASLT). While with the 101st he also served as an Anti‐ Armor Heavy Weapons Platoon Leader, Assistant BDE S‐4, Support Operations Movement Control Officer, and deployed with “JTF Bastogne” to Haiti as a J4 Supply Officer. In the Second Infantry Division, Republic of Korea, he served as the Division Class IX Officer and as Company Commander of A/702d Main Support Battalion. LTC Carrico then served as a Regimental Operations Officer for the 3/290th Infantry Regiment in Oklahoma City as an AC/RC officer and as a Training with Industry Logistics Intern with the Army Air Force Exchange Service in Dallas, Texas. Upon completion of the internship he served as the Assistant Executive Officer and as a Program Analyst for the Deputy Chief of Staff G‐4 at the Pentagon. LTC Carrico then served as a III Corps Plans Officer at Fort Hood, Texas and deployed as a Multi‐National Corps Iraq C‐3 Plans Officer in Baghdad. He then served with the 115th Brigade Support Battalion in Taji Iraq as the Battalion Executive Officer during OIF 06‐08. LTC Carrico then served at Joint Readiness Training Center as the Senior BSB Observer Controller and returned to Fort Hood to command the 115th BSB through Operation New Dawn 11‐12. Following command he returned to the Joint Readiness Training Center as the Senior Sustainment Observer Controller. He is currently a US Army War College Fellow at Texas A&M University.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (with one oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with seven oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), the Air Assault Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.
LTC Carrico is married to Stacie Carrico of West Plains, Missouri and has one daughter, Ms. Taylor Carrico.