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Jason W. Wilson

Senior Military Instructor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Military Science


Email: Jason Wilson
Phone: 937-229-5526


MSG Jason Wilson entered the United States Army in September 1999 and completed One Station Unit Training for MOS 19D, at FT Knox, Kentucky. His first duty assignment was with A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment where he assumed the duties of Driver, Gunner and Section Sergeant. In 2003, MSG Wilson left active duty service and transferred into the Washington State National Guard where he served with E Troop, 1-303rd Cavalry Regiment. After a break in service MSG Wilson then reentered the United States Army in October 2009 as an 11B Infantrymen.

MSG Wilson’s first assignment was with HHC, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd ABN DIV where he served in various positions to include Automatic Riflemen, Scout Observer, Senior Scout Observer, Recon Team Leader and Sniper Section Leader. Upon the completion of this assignment, 1SG Wilson was then assigned to Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade where he served as a Weapons Squad Leader from July 2012-April 2015.

In 2015, he was then selected to serve as a Drill Sergeant with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, FT Benning, Georgia from September 2015-September 2017. Upon completion as a Drill Sergeant, 1SG Wilson was then assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 502D Infantry Regiment as a Platoon Sergeant from October 2017- July 2018. 1SG Wilson then assumed the Platoon Sergeant duties of his Battalions Reconnaissance Platoon from July 2018-March 2019. 1SG Wilson assumed the responsibility of Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 502D Infantry Regiment from March of 2019 to March of 2020. 1SG Wilson was then selected to serve as the Charlie Troop First Sergeant in 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment from March of 2020 to Feb 2021. In March 2021 MSG Wilson assumed his current duties as the Senior Military Instructor at the University of Dayton Ohio (ROTC).

MSG Wilson’s deployments include Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Cameroon Africa in support of Operation Juniper Shield, Kosovo as well as deployments to Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland as part of Atlantic Resolve.

1SG Wilson is a graduate of Air Assault, Airborne School, U.S. Army Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, EO Leaders Course, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course, Sniper Employment Leaders Course, Drill Sergeant School, Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course and Senior Leaders Course.

1SG Wilson’s awards and decorations include Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 silver OLC), Meritorious Unit Citation, Afghan Campaign Medal (1 star), Kosovo Campaign Medal (1 star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 3), Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 3), NATO Medal and National Defense Service Ribbon. 1SG Wilson has earned the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantrymen Badge, Expert Infantrymen Badge, Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Drivers Badge, German Schutzenseer Badge (Silver), as well as Canadian, Cameroonian, Italian and  Hungarian Parachutist Badges.1SG Wilson is also pursuing a Bachelor degree in Business.

1SG Wilson is married to Kristin Wilson.