Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell

Commander, Naval Air Forces/Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Mr. Bryan Scurry

Executive Director, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Captain Walt ''Sarge" Slaughter

Chief of Staff, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Force Master Chief H. Trenton Schmidt

Force Master Chief, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Commander Jason “Murse” Windom

Commanding Officer, Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 144

12 May 2022

A native of Erie, Michigan, Commander Jason Michael Windom graduated from the University of Toledo in 2004, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration.  CDR Windom was commissioned through Officer Candidate School and remained at NAS Pensacola, FL for Naval Flight Officer training in June 2006.  He earned his Naval Flight Officer Wings in September 2007 and then reported to the VAQ-129 "Vikings" for initial fleet training as an EA-6B Electronic Countermeasures Officer.

CDR Windom began his operational flying in December 2009 with the "Yellow Jackets" of VAQ-138.  There, he immediately deployed aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), participating in a Western Pacific deployment.  Upon return, the "Yellow Jackets" transitioned from the EA-6B to the EA-18G and also became an Expeditionary Growler Squadron.  In March 2010, CDR Windom and VAQ-138 deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.  During his tour he was selected as the recipient of the "Sea Dog Fodor Leadership Award" for outstanding junior officer leadership in the Electronic Attack community.

CDR Windom reported to the "Vikings" of VAQ-129 in August 2012 to begin his production tour and was awarded the Electronic Warfare Officer Instructor of the Year in August, 2014.  After the FRS, he attended the Growler Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course in Fallon, NV and immediately became the Training Officer for the "Gauntlets" of VAQ-136.  Post his TO tour, CDR Windom returned to the Expeditionary EA-18G "Scorpions" of VAQ-132 for his department head tour.  There, he deployed twice to the Western Pacific and once to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. 

Following his department head tour, CDR Windom attended the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI and received a Master of Arts Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies.  He was selected for squadron command in March 2020 and reported to the "Main Battery" of VAQ-144 as Executive Officer in October 2021. 

CDR Windom has accumulated over 1900 flight hours, 150 carrier arrested landings, including 230 combat hours. His awards include a Strike/Flight Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medals, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals and various service awards and ribbons.  CDR Windom's naval achievements would not be possible without love and support of his wife, Janine, and their three sons, Oliver, Oscar, and Owen.


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