COL Jason Terry
Colonel Jason “Shrek” Terry, representing the U.S. Air Force, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2017-‐2018 at the Hoover Institution.
Colonel Terry commanded a 232-‐person Total Force C-‐130 squadron in Colorado and deployed his unit to multiple theaters to conduct a variety of missions including combat airdrop in Afghanistan, the South Sudan Embassy evacuation, and Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) operations in support of the U.S. Forest Service in California and Oregon. Prior to his fellowship, he was Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples (NATO) and Commander U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa. His research interests during his fellowship include organizational leadership, coercion and deterrence.
Colonel Terry earned his undergraduate degree in political science from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He holds a graduate degree in military arts and sciences from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College where his thesis focused on the joint and whole of government aspects of building military capacity with partner nations. He furthered his education with a thesis examining nuclear surety and proliferation issues while obtaining a graduate degree in airpower art and science from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies.