Lieutenant Commander Jason Jacdedt, a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, reported to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois on March 21, 2000. In March 2001 he reported to his first duty station the USS Wasp (LHD 1), Norfolk, Virginia. In November 2004, he reported to Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Detachment Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia serving as Leading Petty Officer. His accomplishments from this tour include: Junior Sailor of the Year (two consecutively years) and later graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and was selected for Officer Candidate School (OCS) under the Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer program.
Upon completion of OCS, he reported to the “Swordsmen” of Strike Fighter Squadron 32 in Oceana, Virginia in March 2009. While assigned, he served as Quality Assurance Officer (QAO), Maintenance Control Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer and Maintenance Material Control Officer (MMCO). His tour included multiple detachments, one deployment onboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and an IA in Colombia, South America.
In July 2012, he reported to the “Seaknights” Helicopter Combat Squadron 22 in Norfolk, Virginia. While assigned he served as MMCO and Detachment Maintenance Officer onboard the Truman and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) in Butlerville, Indiana, in support of Seal Team TEN and multiple CQ/DLQ detachments during two 9 month deployments onboard the USNS Arctic (T-AOE-8) and USS Bataan (LHD 5). He then graduated from Saint Leo University in 2014 with a Master’s in Business Administration.
In July 2014, he reported to Fleet Readiness Center Mid Atlantic Site (FRCMA) Norfolk, Virginia. While assigned he served as 900 Division Officer, QAO, Airspeed Officer and MMCO. His accomplishments from this tour include: AIRSpeed site of the year, and the initial stand-up and validation of the fleet’s first T-56/427A Turbo Prop Testing Instrumentation engine test cell.
In July 2016, he reported to Commander Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific in San Diego, California where he served as Type Wing AMO and Readiness Officer. While assigned, he was responsible for a workforce of over 2,500 Officers, Sailors and Civilian personnel, 11 squadrons, and 153 MH-60R aircraft geographically dispersed throughout the entire Pacific Fleet.
LCDR Jacdedt’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Joint Service Achievement Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3) along with various unit, campaign, and service awards.
Lieutenant Commander Jacdedt is married to his wife Martha and together have two children: Brianna-6 and Emily-4.