Commander Jason J. Williamson, a native of Yankton, South Dakota, was commissioned through the ROTC program and graduated from Boston University in May 1998 with a degree in Bio Medical Engineering. After Aviation Preflight indoctrination, he reported to NAS Corpus Christi for primary and advanced flight training and was designated a Naval aviator in June 2000.
After receiving initial P-3 training with Patrol Squadron Thirty (VP-30) at NAS Jacksonville, he reported to NAS Whidbey Island and Patrol Squadron Forty (VP-40) in February 2001. While assigned, he twice deployed to FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet supporting Operations ENDURING FREEDOM; Afghanistan and Philippines, as well as Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His tour culminated as the squadron’s Pilot Training Officer.
After VP-40, Commander Williamson joined VP-30 as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot in February 2004. During his tour, he served as Fleet Projects Pilot, Fleet NATOPS Evaluator and was the Instructor Under Training Standardization Officer. In March 2007, he reported to NAS North Island and the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) for duty as the Operation Administration Officer, where he qualified as Officer of the Deck underway and deployed twice to SEVENTH Fleet and FIFTH Fleet.
In July 2009, he joined Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8) at NAS Jacksonville for his department head tour. While assigned, his duties included Safety NATOPS Officer, Task Group Liaison Officer and Detachment OIC while deployed to FIFTH Fleet, and subsequently served as the squadron’s Maintenance Officer. In November 2011, Commander Williamson was selected to serve as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Air Warfare (OPNAV N98) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. He departed Washington in May of 2014 and reported to VP-30 for P-8 training and qualification. CDR Williamson joined the Pelicans of Patrol Squadron Forty Five (VP-45) in May 2015 as the Executive Officer.
In May 2015, CDR Williamson assumed the duties of Executive Officer, VP-45.
Commander Williamson is married to the former Ms. Irma Vargas of Jacksonville, FL. They have two children, Maximo and Lucas.