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Lt Col Jason R. Palma, MCWAR

Lieutenant Colonel Jason R. Palma serves as Associate Dean of Academics at the Marine Corps War College (MCWAR), MCB Quantico, VA. He provides expertise on academic planning and operations for the Marine Corps War College, and assists the Director and Dean in developing future strategists and senior warfighters. 

Lieutenant Colonel Palma is a native of California, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the Air Force Academy, graduating in 1995. He has experience in a variety of flying and staff billets to include serving as a KC-135 Weapons Officer, Stan/Eval and Instructor Navigator, as a  MAJCOM, and NAF staff action officer. He deployed in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH,  NORTHERN  WATCH,  ALLIED  FORCE  and  ENDURING FREEDOM. Lieutenant Colonel Palma also served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Third Air Force, during Operation ODYSSEY DAWN and the transition to Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR. 

Lieutenant Colonel Palma is a senior navigator with more than 2,000 hours in airlift and trainer aircraft. 

EDUCATION:1995  Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.2001  Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.2004  KC-135 Weapons Instructor Course, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.2006  Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)2007  Master of Business Administration in Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.2009  U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.2012  Air War College (correspondence)

FLIGHT INFORMATION:Rating:   Senior Navigator Flight Hours:  More than 2,000Aircraft:  T-34C, T-43A, KC-135E/R, C-135E 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters Air Medal Aerial Achievement Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster Air Force Commendation Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster Army Commendation Medal Combat Readiness Medal National Defense Service Medal with bronze star Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Kosovo Campaign Medal Afghanistan Campaign Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal NATO Medal