Lt Col Jason R. Anderson, Associate Dean of Students

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Lt Col Jason R. Anderson is the Associate Dean of Students, Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. He leads more than 1000 joint, international, and civilian students enrolled in graduate engineering and management programs at the school. Lt Col Anderson is responsible for all graduate student matters, supervising personnel in support of student services, registrar, and admissions functions.

Lt Col Anderson graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2000 with a degree in Operations Research and a minor in Mathematics. He became a KC-135 Instructor Pilot and became an expert in air refueling. He was selected to cross-flow major weapons systems as a PHOENIX Reach Officer to the C-130. He became an instructor pilot and attained the skills of airdrop, air land, and aeromedical missions. As an aviator, he has deployed 14 times accumulating over 1125 combat and combat support hours during 278 sorties. Lt Col Anderson is a senior pilot, having logged over 2,500 hours in both airlift and tanker aircraft.

Lt Col Anderson has served in a variety of positions at the squadron and group level. Upon graduating from his Ph.D. program in supply chain management, Lt Col Anderson led the Operational Science Department through multiple programs in logistics, operations management, operations research, and data analytics. As a Major, he served as the Director of Staff for the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess AFB, Texas supporting numerous humanitarian missions in the US, Haiti, Pakistan, and Japan. He has also served as an ADO in the largest airlift (C-130) and tanker (KC-135) deployed units in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In these positions, he was responsible for directing and facilitating over 850 missions, delivering essential equipment to the warfighter through airlift, air land, air refueling, aeromedical, and airdrop missions. 


2000 Bachelor of Operational Research, USAFA, Colorado Springs, CO

2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

2009 Master of Business and Administration, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

2009 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)

2013 Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ASAM IDE), Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2016 Ph.D. Logistics Supply Chain Management, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2018 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

2020 Leadership Academy for Scientists, Engineers, and Researchers (LASER) Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

2021 Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA



ASAM 2017 Teacher of the Year Award

The Air Force Historical Foundation Bryce Poe II Award: Anderson, Jason R., "Drawing the Red Line: The Cost Benefit Analysis on Larger Life Rafts," 2013


Airman’s Medal

Meritorious Service Medal, 2nd oak leaf cluster

Air Medal, 5th oak leaf cluster

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal

Meritorious Unit Award, 5th oak leaf cluster

AF Outstanding Unit Award, 6th oak leaf cluster

Combat Readiness Medal

National Defense Service Medal, 1st oak leaf cluster

Iraq Campaign Medal, 1 oak leaf cluster

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

AF Overseas Ribbon Long

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, 3 oak leaf cluster

AF Longevity Service

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)

AF Training Ribbon



Anderson, J. R., Ogden, J. D., Cunningham, W. A., & Schubert-Kabban, C. (2017). An exploratory study of hours of service and its safety impact on motorists. Transport Policy, 53, 161-174.

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