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Commander
13th Air Support Operations Squadron
Fort Carson, Colorado


LIEUTENANT COLONEL Jeffrey P. Strange


Lt. Col. Jeffrey “Miso” Strange assumed command of the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron June 2017. He received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 2001. He is a senior pilot with over 2,500 flying hours in the B-1B “Bone.” Strange has flown over 1,700 combat hours across four deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and deployed as an air liaison officer and fighter duty officer to Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Strange was instrumental in the first combat execution of Digitally Aided Close Air Support by the 682nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron in the spring of 2008 in Iraq. His efforts earned him the 2008 Air Combat Command Fighter Duty Officer of the Year Award. He recently completed his seventh deployment as the deputy director of operations (DJ3) at Combined Joint Operations Center-Jordan.

Strange has served as a B-1B flight instructor, evaluator pilot, and executive officer for the 28th Operations Group at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with minors in French and Philosophy. He earned his Master’s of Fine Arts in English from National University in 2009. Prior to assuming his current duties as commander of the 13 ASOS, Strange was the director of operations for the 13th ASOS.

His education includes Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB; Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence.

His assignments include 80 OSS, Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas; 28 BS, B-1B Initial Qualification Course, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; B-1 pilot, 37 BS, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota; flight commander and chief of weapons and tactics, 682 ASOS, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina; group executive officer and squadron director of staff, 37 BS, Ellsworth AFB, South Carolina: B-1 evaluator pilot and assistant director of operations, 28 BS, Dyess AFB; director of operations, 13th ASOS, Fort Carson.

His awards and decorations include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal

Squadron Superintendent
13th Air Support Operations Squadron
Fort Carson, Colorado


CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT Jason L. Hoover


Chief Master Sgt. Jason L. Hoover is the squadron superintendent for the 13th Air Support Operations Squadron. He plans, organizes and ensures the combat readiness of 143 military personnel from 13 Air Force specialty codes and equipment valued at $30 million. He is also a special staff member for the commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, and senior joint terminal attack controller (JTAC) who advises and controls air support for the division’s 21,000 Soldiers.

Hoover is from Longmont, Colorado. He entered the Air Force in November 1997. Hoover graduated from the Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) specialist course at Hurlburt Field, Florida, in June 1998. His background includes various duties as a TACP at the unit and major command levels. Throughout his career, he has filled a number of roles including Special Operations Forces TACP; chief, Special Forces TACP; TACP project officer; TACP MAJCOM Functional (AETC); and squadron superintendent.

His assignments include locations in Florida, Kentucky, South Korea, Arizona, New York, Washington, New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Hoover’s deployments include six combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He has earned Parachutist Wings, U.S. Army Pathfinder Torch, and U.S. Army Air Assault Wings.

His education includes Tactical Air Command & Control Apprentice Course, USAF Survival School, U.S. Army Air Assault School, USAF Water Survival School (Parachute), Airborne Close Air Support Coordinator Course, USAF Air Ground Joint Firepower Control Course, Airman Leadership School, Tactical Air Command & Control Craftsman Course, U.S. Army Basic Airborne School, U.S. Army Pathfinder School, Gryphon Group Mobile Force Protection Course, Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Systems Management, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course, Professional Management Certification, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Course, Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management.

His assignments include Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas; Tactical Air Command & Control Specialist Course, Hurlburt Field, Florida; Tactical Air Command & Control Specialist, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Tactical Air Command & Control Specialist, 604th Air Support Operations Squadron OL-B, Camp Stanley, South Korea; Airborne Close Air Support coordinator, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; battalion TACP NCO in charge, 20th ASOS, Fort Drum, New York; battalion TACP NCOIC, 1st Bn., 87th Infantry Regiment, Afghanistan; battalion TACP NCOIC, 4th Bn., 31st Inf. Reg., Iraq; Special Forces JTAC, 5th ASOS, Fort Lewis, Washington; JTAC, ODA 345, 3rd Special Forces Group/ODA 776, 7th Special Forces Group, Afghanistan; JTAC, C-1-1, 1st Special Forces Group/B-2-3, 3rd Special Forces Group, Iraq; Special Operations TACP, 17th ASOS, Fort Lewis; JTAC, ODA-0331, 10th Special Forces Group, Iraq; JTAC, ODA-9225, 19th Special Forces Group/ODA-7225, 7th Special Forces Group, Afghanistan; TACP project officer, National Assessment Group, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico; TACP MAJCOM Functional/Training Pipeline manager, JBSA-Randolph, Texas; chief enlisted manager, 13th ASOS, Fort Carson

His awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal with Valor with two oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak leaf cluster.