Senior Marine Representative - United States Marine Corps
Colonel Jason S.D. Perry
Senior Marine Representative
Colonel Jason S.D. Perry currently serves as the Senior Marine Representative at Naval Postgraduate School.
Colonel Perry is a native of Flat Rock, North Carolina. He completed his undergraduate education in 1994 at Brigham Young University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in December 1994.
Colonel Perry’s Fleet Marine Force Service includes service as a Platoon Commander in 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (1996–1999); Company Commander in 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines (2001–2004); Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines (2008–2009), Operations Officer, 7th Marine Regiment / RCT-7 (2009–2011); Current Operations Officer I Marine Expeditionary Force (2013–2015); and Battalion Commander, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines (2011–2012). Most recently he served as the Commanding Officer of 4th Marine Regiment in Okinawa, Japan prior to assuming his current duties as Assistant Division Commander, 3d Marine Division.
His staff assignments include service as Country Director for Japan, Asia-Pacific Security Affairs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (2004–2007); Marine Forces Pacific Liaison Officer to the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Tokyo, Japan (2015–2016); Instructor, MAGTF Staff Training Program, Quantico, Virginia (2016–2017); and Branch Head, Pacific Division, Plans, Policies and Operations (2017–2018). Colonel Perry’s deployments include deployments with the 15th, 13th, and 31st Marine Expeditionary Units and the Unit Deployment Program. His combat deployments include OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM—PHILIPPINES (2002), OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (2009) and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM—AFGHANISTAN (2010 and 2012).
He is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, Joint Forces Staff College, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), and the Japan National Institute for Defense Studies. He holds Master of Arts degrees in National Security Affairs (NPS) and International Relations (Fletcher).
Colonel Perry’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Japan Defense Cooperation Award X 2 (foreign award). He is also a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.