Colonel Jason Corrothers is the Commander, 737th Training Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He commands the Air Force's only Basic Military Training organization, comprised of nine squadrons, more than 700 permanent party personnel and a daily student population averaging 6,000. The group conducts all aspects of Air Force enlisted recruit training and ensures the orderly transition from civilian to military life for approximately 38,000 Active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve non-prior service accessions annually. He is responsible for $16 million in budget authority and an infrastructure worth $700 million to execute all aspects of Basic Military Training to include personnel processing, curriculum development, scheduling, job classification, resource management, supervision, and the professional development of permanent party staff, to include Military Training Instructors
Prior to commanding Basic Military Training, Colonel Corrothers was the Director of Budget, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As the Commander's budget lead, he was responsible for the financial planning and fiscal execution of the Air Force's research, development, test, acquisition, and sustainment programs totaling over $31B annually. He served as a primary Financial Advisor to the AFMC Commander, and as such, was responsible for command policies regarding CFO Act compliance that served as the basis for direction to over 3,000 financial management professionals, providing vital services and support to the command's units worldwide including 10 major bases.
Colonel Corrothers entered active duty after commissioning through Officer Training School in January of 1996. He is a former squadron commander that has served at every level of the Air Force, including multiple joint deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Joint Improvised Explosive Defeat Organization. In addition to his depth of experience as a Comptroller, he is also a former Congressional liaison, Senior Military Assistant to the Air Force Assistant Secretary for Financial Management, and assignments officer. Colonel Corrothers is married to Major Heather Corrothers, Air Force Judge Advocate.
1994 Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Cameron University, Lawton, OK
1998 Master of Science, Administrative Management, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2009 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2015 Master of Science, National Resource Strategy, The Eisenhower School, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
January 1996 – September 1997, Chief of Budget, Technology Transition Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
October 1997 – June 1999, F-22 Acquisition Analyst, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
July 1999 – December 2002, Flight Commander, Financial Analysis, 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall AFB, FL
January 2002 – January 2003, Flight Commander, Financial Services, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, ROK
February 2003 – February 2005, Assignments Officer, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, TX
March 2005 – March 2006, Chief, Flying Operations Branch, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
April 2006 – July 2008, Appropriations Liaison, U.S. Congress, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
August 2008 – June 2009, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
July 2009 – June 2011, Commander, 21st Comptroller Squadron, Peterson AFB, CO
July 2011 – January 2013, Chief, Budget Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, VA
February 2013 – July 2014, Senior Military Assistant to the Air Force Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
July 2014 – June 2015, Student, The Eisenhower School, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
July 2015 – June 2017, Budget Director, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
June 2017 - Present, Commander, 737th Training Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
MAJOR DECORATIONS AND AWARDS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal
2015 Distinguished Graduate, The Eisenhower School
2007 Air Force Outstanding Contribution To Financial Management & Comptroller
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
First Lieutenant 26 January 1998
Captain 26 January 2000
Major 1 March 2006
Lieutenant Colonel 1 December 2010
Colonel 1 March 2017
(Current as of June 2017)