Brigadier General Jason J. Lennen

Brig. Gen. Jason J. Lennen is the Command Surgeon for the Air Force District of Washington, headquartered at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, and he is also the 21st Chief of the Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps.

AFDW is the Air Force component to the Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region and is responsible for organizing, training and equipping combat forces for aerospace expeditionary missions, homeland operations, civil support, national special security events and ceremonial events. AFDW also provides major-command-level support for 33,000 military and civilian personnel assigned to 1,758 units stationed at 500 locations in 108 countries worldwide. Brig. Gen. Lennen is the senior medical advisor to the dual-hatted Commander of AFDW and the 320th Air Expeditionary Wing, the Command’s staff and the 316th Medical Group for all health service support policy, plans, engagements and exercises. AFDW medics also provide direct support to myriad critical national capabilities, including six wings, three headquarters, more than 150 mission partners, Presidential and Congressional Special Airlift Missions and they operate an En-Route Patient Staging Facility that serves as the aeromedical evacuation hub for the East Coast to receive wounded, ill and injured service members back to the United States.

As the Biomedical Sciences Corps Chief, Brig. Gen. Lennen is a senior advisor to the Air Force Surgeon General and leads the development, management and sustainment of 2,300 officers to provide Air Force capabilities in 13 professional medical specialties: Physical Therapist (42B), Optometrist (42E), Podiatric Surgeon (42F), Physician Assistant (42G), Audiologist (42N), Clinical Psychologist (42P), Clinical Social Worker (42S), Occupational Therapist (42T), Dietitian (43D), Bioenvironmental Engineer (43E), Public Health Officer (43H), Pharmacist (43P) and Biomedical Laboratory Officer (43T).

Brig. Gen. Lennen received a direct commission as a second lieutenant and entered the United States Air Force in August 1998. He has been assigned to clinic, ambulatory surgery center, hospital, and medical center locations in a variety of student, staff, instructor and leadership positions. The general is a licensed pharmacist and Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist that has held clinical privileges in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has deployed twice in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, served in four headquarters staff positions, and commanded a medical operations squadron and two medical groups. Prior to his current position, Brig. Gen. Lennen was the dual-hatted Commander and Director of the 316th Medical Group and Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics & Surgery Center at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

EDUCATION
1998 Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, N.Y.
1999 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Master of Business Administration, Webster University, Saint Louis, Mo. (Bolling AFB campus)
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2002 Air Mobility Command High Flight, Scott AFB, Ill.
2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2005 Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
2007 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2009 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Intermediate Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas
2012 Air War College, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2015 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, Bethesda, Md.
2017 Combined Senior Leadership Course, Falls Church, Va.
2018 Capstone Course for Military Health System Leaders, Falls Church, Va.
2022 Leading Strategically Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2022 Medical Strategic Leadership Program, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, San Antonio, Texas

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1998–August 2000, Staff Pharmacist, 89th Medical Group, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
2. August 2000–June 2002, Pharmacy Element Chief, 62nd Medical Group, McChord AFB, Wash.
3. June 2002–August 2003, Diagnostics and Therapeutics Flight Commander, 62nd Medical Group, McChord AFB, Wash.
4. August 2003–May 2005, Doctor of Pharmacy Student, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
5. May 2005–July 2007, Clinical Pharmacy Practice Element Leader, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas (January 2007–May 2007, Pharmacy Officer-in-Charge, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, Southwest Asia)
6. July 2007–August 2008, Pharmacy Residency Director & Pharmacotherapy Element Chief, 59th Medical Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas
7. August 2008–July 2009, Intermediate Developmental Education Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2009–July 2012, Pharmacy Flight Commander & Biomedical Sciences Corps Executive, 35th Medical Group, Misawa Air Base, Japan (December 2011–June 2012, Pharmacy Consultant & Division Pharmacist, Regional Command-East/Combined Joint Task Force-1, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan)
9. August 2012–June 2013, Commander, 92nd Medical Operations Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
10. June 2013–June 2014, Commander, 92nd Medical Operations Squadron & Deputy Commander, 92nd Medical Group, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
11. July 2014–June 2015, Senior Developmental Education Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. July 2015–July 2016, Pharmacy Division Chief, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas
13. July 2016–August 2017, Executive Officer to the Air Force Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
14. August 2017–June 2018, Air Force Surgeon General’s Special Assistant for National Defense Authorization Act Activities, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.
15. June 2018–June 2020, Commander, 87th Medical Group, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
16. July 2020–July 2022, Commander and Director, 316th Medical Group, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
17. August 2022–February 2024, Command Surgeon, Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
18. March 2024–present, Command Surgeon, Air Force District of Washington & Chief, Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Commendation Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal
Air Force Recognition Ribbon

(Current as of May 2024)