Colonel Jason J. Loschinskey is Commander, 819th RED HORSE Squadron, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. The 819th RED HORSE Squadron is one of four Air Force active duty specialized heavy construction and repair combat engineering units providing a highly mobile, self- sufficient agile combat support capability to the warfighter. Colonel Loschinskey commands 250 personnel and is responsible for 180 special and general purpose vehicles and equipment valued at more than $21 million. He controls an annual budget of $3 million while directing troop labor construction projects worldwide worth up to $30 million annually. He oversees the warfighting capability and operational readiness of his unit to respond to contingencies worldwide as quickly as 12 hours after notification to provide construction, repairs or airfield and facility upgrades. The unit also provides bare base development and engineering support for wartime taskings, military operations other than war, natural disasters and contingency exercises.
Colonel Loschinskey was commissioned in 1996 as a graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at The Citadel. He has served in various roles at the base level, to include design, planning, contract management and operations. He has also served as a RED HORSE project engineer and a staff officer at both the MAJCOM and Headquarters Air Force level.
1996 Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.
2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2005 Master of Business Administration and Management, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
2008 Naval Command and Staff College, Newport Naval Station, R.I.
2008 Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2013 Air War College, by correspondence
1. May 1996 - May 1997, Maintenance Engineer, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
2. June 1997 - August 1999, Project Engineer, 820th Red Horse Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
3. August 1999 - June 2002, Chief of SABER, later, Deputy Chief of Housing and Chief of Maintenance
Engineering, 55th Civil Engineer Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
4. June 2002 – May 2005, Chief of Base Development, later, Readiness Flight Commander, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Fairchild AFB, Wash.
5. May 2005 - June 2007, Program Requirements staff officer, Installations and Mission Support Directorate, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
6. July 2007 - June 2008, student, Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, R.I.
7. June 2008 – June 2011, Program Element Monitor, Environmental Quality and Restoration, Asset Management Division, Office of the Civil Engineer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, later, Director, Installation Programs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8. June 2011 – June 2013, Commander, 22nd Civil Engineer Squadron, McConnell AFB, Kan.
9. June 2013 – July 2015, Commander, 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
10. July 2015 –May 2018, Deputy Commander, 71st Mission Support Group, Vance AFB, Okla.
11. June 2018 – Present, Commander, 819th RED HORSE Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. November 2007 – June 2008, Airfield Engineer, NATO International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan, as a major
2. July 2009 – January 2010, Task Force Engineer, Counter-Terrorism Task Force, Afghanistan, as a major
3. October 2012 – March 2013, Commander, 777th Expeditionary Prime BEEF Squadron, Afghanistan, as a lieutenant colonel
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
2000 Professional Engineer
2003 Major General Eugene A. Lupia, Military Manager of the Year, Air Mobility Command
2004 Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leader
2012 NSPE Federal Engineer of the Year, Air Mobility Command
2014 Major General Dean L. Fox, Senior Military Manager of the Year, Air Force Special Operations Command
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 10, 1996
First Lieutenant May 20, 1998
Captain May 20, 2000
Major April 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2011
Colonel July 1, 2017
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Society of American Military Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
(Current as of June 2018)