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Colonel Jason W. Glass

Assistant Adjutant General, Air

Col. Jason W. Glass is the Assistant Adjutant General for the Tennessee Air National Guard. In this capacity, he commands and ensures the readiness of Tennessee's three flying and two mission support units. The flying units consist of the 118th Wing in Nashville, the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis, and the 134th Air Refueling Wing in Knoxville. The support units consist of the 119th Cyber Operations Squadron in Knoxville, and the 241st Engineering Installation Squadron in Chattanooga.

Col. Glass enlisted as a traditional guardsman in the Tennessee Air National Guard in March 1989, as an Air Traffic Control Radar Specialist. In May 1993, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology from the University of Memphis, as well as his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. In 1994, Col. Glass entered the active-duty Air Force. During his time on active duty, he deployed in support of Operations, NORTHERN WATCH, NOBLE ANVIL, and ALLIED FORCE. In 2000, Col. Glass left active duty and returned to the Tennessee Air National Guard as a traditional guardsman. In September 2001, Col. Glass was mobilized in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and throughout the next year was assigned to multiple bases across the Middle East. Upon his release from active duty, Col. Glass becamea full-time military technician with the 228th Combat Communications Squadron, which in 2004 was mobilized. Col. Glass led the squadron in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. In 2005, upon returning home from overseas, Col Glass again deployed to support of domestic operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita. In 2006, Col. Glass was selected to command the 228th Combat Communications Squadron, and in 2008, was assigned as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Information Management and J6, Joint Force Headquarters, Tennessee.

Prior to his current assignment, Col. Glass served as the commander of the 218th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group. Additionally, after the Governor of Tennessee requested Title 10 forces to assist in combating the COVID-19 pandemic; Col. Glass was called to active duty on two separate occasions and assigned as Tennessee’s Dual Status Commander. In this assignment, he led all Department of Defense COVID-19 support efforts within Tennessee.


1991 Associates of Science, Computer Science, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Tenn.

1991 Associates of Science, Robotics, Chattanooga State Community College, Tenn.

1993 Bachelor of Science, Electronics Engineering Technology, University of Memphis, Tenn., Cum Laude and Dean’s List

2002 Squadron Officer School, Correspondence

2004 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence

2006 Air War College, Correspondence


  1. March 1989 - August 1991, Air Traffic Control Radar Specialist, 241st Engineering Installation Squadron, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  2. August 1991- May 1993, Cadet, Detachment 785 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
  3. April 1994 - October 1994, Team Chief, Satellite Command and Control, 50th Logistic Support Squadron, Falcon Air Force Base, Colo.
  4. October 1994 - October 1996, Chief, Computer Operations Section, 50th Space Communications Squadron, Falcon AFB, Colo.
  5. October 1996 - June 1997, Executive Officer, 50th Support Group, Falcon AFB, Colo.
  6. June 1997 - February 2000, Network Systems Flight Commander, 54th CBCS/5 CCG, Robins AFB, Ga.
  7. February 2000 - June 2003, Engineer/Officer in Charge, Engineering Branch, 241st Engineering Installation Squadron, Chattanooga, Tenn.
  8. June 2003 – April 2006, Combat Support Flight Commander/Detachment Commander, 228th CBCS, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn.
  9. April 2006 – June 2008, Commander, 228th Combat Communications Sq, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Knoxville, Tenn.
  10. June 2008 – October 2013, Deputy Chief of Staff, Information Management and J6, Joint Force Headquarters, Nashville, Tenn.
  11. June 2012 – April 2013, Commander, Joint Force Headquarters, FWD 89 ADT, Nashville, Tenn.
  12. October 2013 – January 2018, Commander, 218th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, Joint Base, Berry Field, Nashville, Tenn.
  13. January 2018 – present, Assistant Adjutant General-Air, Tennessee National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Nashville, Tenn.


  1. June 2012 – April 2013, Commander, 89 Agricultural Development Team, Joint Force Headquarters, Forward Nashville, Tenn., as a colonel
  2. April 2021 – Jun 2021, Dual Status Commander, Joint Task Force Tenn., Memphis Tenn., as a colonel
  3. September 2021 – November 2021, Dual Status Commander, Joint Task Force Tenn., Knoxville Tenn., as a colonel


Legion of Merit

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal, with oak leaf cluster

Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters



Second Lieutenant May 5, 1993

First Lieutenant Sept. 5, 1995

Captain Sept. 5, 1997

Major Jan. 15, 2002

Lieutenant Colonel May 5, 2006

Colonel Feb. 2, 2010


(Current as of April 2023)