Jason had been the Protective Security Advisor (PSA) in New Hampshire since May 2017 and was promoted to the Chief position in July 2023 where he supervises all the PSAs throughout the Region. Prior to that, he spent six years with the Federal Protective Service (FPS). While there, he managed the Facility Security Assessment Program for FPS Region 1, New England, as the Law Enforcement and Security Program Manager. In this position, he was the subject matter expert on the security assessment process, the Interagency Security Committee security standards, and the Modified Infrastructure Survey Tool. In addition, he was one of the chief architects of the Share Point Assessment Inspector Guide. While with FPS, he also performed the duties of a Contracting Officer’s Representative, Mission Support Program Manager, and was the Acting Risk Management Branch Chief for a year. He graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in 2014 as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and was a member of the inaugural FPS Rapid Protection Force.
Before joining DHS in 2011, Jason was a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps for 20 years. During his career, he served in a variety of command and staff billets –from the platoon level to the Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters level. As a commander, he led a rifle platoon of 42 Marines, a special operations capable rifle company of 150 Marines, a regimental headquarters company of up to 400 Marines and an Inspector Instructor Staff of 10 Marines that managed a Marine Reserve Rifle Company and mobilized them for deployments.
As a staff officer, Jason was a Regimental Headquarters Company Executive Officer, a Marine Corps Recruiting Station Executive Officer, and a Marine Combat Training Battalion Executive Officer. He deployed twice to Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as an Intelligence Officer for a Naval Construction Regiment (Seabees) during the initial portions of Operation Iraqi Freedom and later spent a year in Camp Fallujah as the Operations Officer for a Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Headquarters Group responsible for camp security and operations.
Jason earned a Master of Arts in International Relations (Global Master of Arts) from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 2004. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with Departmental Honors from the University of Southern California in 1991 as well as a BA in Social Science and Communications with an emphasis in History. As a member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, he earned his commission as a Marine Corps Second Lieutenant upon graduating and entered active-duty service.
Jason married Elizabeth Hite of Oklahoma City, OK in 1993 and they have two children: Cailin (age 25), a 2020 graduate of the University of Southern California, and Cameron (age 20), a student at the University of Maryland.
His hobbies are fishing, road and mountain bike riding, kayaking, hiking, 5k road races, triathlons and he is an active board member in two local non-profit organizations including ASIS Granite State Chapter. Jason is an ASIS certified Physical Security Professional (PSP) and is ISC(2) Certified in Cybersecurity (CC).