Col Jason Quinter
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-6, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force
Colonel Quinter successfully completed Officer Candidates Class and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in August of 1999. He reported to The Basic School for duty as a student with Fox Company BOC 6-99 and was subsequently assigned to the Communications Information Systems Officer Course aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico for military occupational specialty training. Upon completion of CISOC, he reported for duty with Communications Company, Headquarters Battalion, 2d Marine Division in September of 2000. He held the billets of Single Channel Radio Platoon Commander, Headquarters Platoon Commander, and Training Officer before being promoted to First Lieutenant in August of 2001. He then served as the Company Operations Officer until September when he was reassigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines as the Communications Officer, S-6. During his tour of duty with 1/8, he participated in OPERATION BATTLE GRIFFIN, a multi-national operation in Norway and a Landing Force Sixth Fleet deployment with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). As part of Battalion Landing Team 1/8, First Lieutenant Quinter deployed to Mosul, Iraq in support of combat operations during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. During the summer of 2003, 26th MEU participated in humanitarian and peace enforcement operations as part of Joint Task Force Liberia while supporting the American Embassy in Monrovia. In February of 2004, First Lieutenant Quinter was reassigned as an Individual Augment to Headquarters Company, 6th Marine Regiment in support of their combat deployment to Afghanistan. He served as the Regimental Information Systems Management Officer and as a Liaison Officer to Combined Joint Task Force 180, CJ6 during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION MOUNTAIN STORM. In May of 2004, he was promoted to Captain. In June of 2004, Captain Quinter reported to The Basic School and was assigned to the Command Section, Instructor Group as the Primary Instructor for the Communications Package. Captain Quinter would then serve as a Staff Platoon Commander with Charlie Company 3-05, Executive Officer of Alpha Company 1-06, Executive Officer of Echo Company 5-06, and as the TBS Testing Officer. In July of 2007, Captain Quinter attended resident Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia. He earned a secondary skill designator of 0603 Advanced C4 Planner after graduating from Advanced Communications Officer Course. In May of 2008, Captain Quinter reported to 9th Communications Battalion for duty as the Charlie Company Commander. In January of 2009, Captain Quinter took command of Bravo Company and he was subsequently promoted to Major in January of 2010. He deployed with 9th Communications Battalion to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 10-1 serving concurrently as the Bravo Company Commander and the Battalion Executive Officer (Fwd). Following his redeployment to Camp Pendleton, Major Quinter was reassigned as the Battalion Operations Officer, S-3. In July 2011, Major Quinter attended the College of Naval Command and Staff and the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Upon graduation, he earned a secondary skill designator of 0505 MAGTF Plans Officer. In September 2012, Major Quinter reported to the G-5, I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) for duty as the PACOM Regional Plans Officer and the Red Team OIC. In July of 2013, he reported to the C-3/5 Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan (MEB-A) for duty as a FOPS Planner. Major Quinter deployed with MEB-A during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 14-1 and 14-2 serving as the Lead Planner for OPERATION STEEL FALCON, the retrograde from Sangin District, and the redeployment of all personnel and combat equipment from Helmand and Nimroz Provinces. In April of 2015, Major Quinter reported to the 13th MEU for duty as the Communications Officer, S-6. In February 2016, Major Quinter deployed with the 13th MEU on their western pacific (WESTPAC) 16-1 deployment operating throughout the U.S. INDOPACOM, CENTCOM, and AFRICOM combined joint operating areas. The MEU supported several bi-lateral training exercises to include SSANG YONG and EAGER LION and conducted maritime interdiction operations in support of Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet. In August of 2016, Major Quinter was selected for command. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in October of 2016 and subsequently reassigned to I MEF where he served as the Deputy AC/S G-6 for the MEF and the AC/S G-6 for 1st MEB. In June 2017, Lieutenant Colonel Quinter took command of Region 7, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group (MCESG) headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany where he led 22 Marine Security Guard (MSG) Detachments across North Africa, West Africa, and the Sahel in support of the U.S. Department of State. In August 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Quinter attended the National War College at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation in June 2020, he reported to the Pentagon for duty as Chief, Integration Branch / National Strategy within the Requirements Division of the Joint Staff J6. LtCol Quinter contributed C4/cyber subject matter input to the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) Strategy and the 2022 National Defense Strategy and was a C4/cyber functional contributor and author of portions of the 2022 National Military Strategy, the Joint Military Net Assessment, and the Chairman’s Risk Assessment. In July of 2022, Lieutenant Colonel Quinter was reassigned to 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) where he currently serves as the AC/S G-6. In August, he was promoted to his present rank and selected for command. Colonel Quinter has earned advanced/post graduate degrees in business, management, leadership, national security strategy, strategic studies, and a certificate in cyber security leadership. He is an adjunct faculty member of Marine Corps University and a 2021 General Robert H. Barrow Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity at Marine Corps University. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star, the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon with gold star. Colonel Quinter was the 2020 Major General Thomas S. Jones Distance Education Instructor of the Year Award Recipient at Marine Corps University and is a 9702, Joint-qualified Officer (JQO).