Chief Master Sergeant Jason Raether

CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT JASON R. RAETHER

Chief Master Sergeant Jason R. Raether is the Superintendent of the Global Exploitation Intelligence Group at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). He leads the group of four squadrons conducting human intelligence, signals analysis, information, and foreign material exploitation and analysis of air, space, and cyber information to create integrated, predictive intelligence for NASIC and the nation. He advises the Group Commander on all matters concerning the health, welfare, morale and the effective utilization of more than 479 enlisted, officer, and civilians.

Chief Master Sergeant Raether entered the U.S. Air Force in January 1996 from Covington, VA through Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. His assignments include bases in California, Montana, Texas, Virginia, United Kingdom, Washington D.C., and Ohio, as well as deployments to Iraq, Botswana, Rwanda, and Senegal. CMSgt Raether is married to the former Lawni Fredricksen of Cascade, MT. They have a seven-year-old son, Deyton.

Before assuming his current position, he was the Superintendent of NASIC’s Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Squadron.

EDUCATION

2000 Airman Leadership School, Malmstrom AFB, MT
2006 Associate Degree in Mechanical and Electrical Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2006 NCO Academy, Peterson AFB, CO
2009 Associate Degree in Communications Applications Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2011 SNCO Academy, Maxwell-Gunter AFB, AL
2014 Bachelor of Science in Intelligence, National Intelligence University, Washington D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. January 1996, Trainee, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
  2. March - September 1996, Student, Missile and Space Facilities Apprentice Course, Vandenberg AFB, CA
  3. October 1996 - February 1998, Technician, Periodic Maintenance Team, 341 MXS, Malmstrom AFB, MT
  4. February 1998 - October 2001, Technician, Power, Refrigeration, and Electrical Section, 341 LSS, Malmstrom AFB, MT
  5. October 2001 - August 2002, Trainer, Power, Refrigeration, & Electrical Section, 341 LSS, Malmstrom AFB, MT
  6. August 2002 - August 2003, Weapon Systems Controller, 341 LSS, Malmstrom AFB, MT
  7. August 2003 - June 2005, Senior Weapon Systems Controller, 341 LSS, Malmstrom AFB, MT
  8. June 2005 - August 2007, Supervisor, Facility Maintenance Teams, 341 MXS, Malmstrom AFB, MT
  9. September 2007 - April 2008, Student, Imagery Analysis Apprentice Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX
  10. May - August 2008, Imagery Analyst, 30 IS, Langley AFB, VA
  11. August 2008 - July 2010, Flight Chief, Imagery Operations, 30 IS, Langley AFB, VA
  12. August 2010 - May 2011, NCOIC, Geospatial Intelligence, J2-Molesworth, USAFRICOM, RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom
  13. June 2011 - November 2012, Commandant, Military Intelligence NCO Course-Africa, USAFRICOM, RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom
  14. December 2012 - June 2013, Superintendent, Theater Intelligence Group, J2-Molesworth, USAFRICOM, RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom
  15. July 2013 - July 2014, Student, National Intelligence University, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washignton D.C.
  16. July 2014 - March 2015, Superintendent, Geospatial Intelligence Analysis Squadron, NASIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  17. March 2015 - Present, Superintendent, Global Exploitation Intelligence Group, NASIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with eight oak leaf clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Air & Space Campaign Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2001 United States Air Force 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
2001 United States Air Force Lt Gen Leo Marquez Award
2006 Distinguished Graduate, NCO Academy, Peterson AFB, CO
2008 AETC Commanders Award, Imagery Analysis Apprentice Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX
2011 Distinguished Graduate, SNCO Academy, Maxwell-Gunter Annex, AL
2011 United States Africa Command SNCO of the Year, RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom
2014 National Intelligence University NCO Association Military Excellence Award, Washington D.C.

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Chief Master Sergeant Aug 2015
Senior Master Sergeant Mar 2012
Master Sergeant Jun 2009
Technical Sergeant Jun 2005
Staff Sergeant Apr 2001
Senior Airman (BTZ) Jul 1998
Airman First Class May 1997
Airman Jul 1996

(Current as of August 2015)