Commander Jason Reller
Commander Jason Reller was born in Greensboro, NC and graduated from Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, SC. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1995 and entered the United States Navy through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL in 1996.
After commissioning, CDR Reller reported to USS DE WERT (FFG 45) in Mayport, FL where he served in various billets and deployed as part of Standing Naval Forces Atlantic. He stayed onboard for his second division officer tour and deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of counter narcotics operations. Later, he returned to sea duty onboard USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) as the Operations Officer and deployed to the Horn of Africa to stem the growth of piracy off the Somali coast. CDR Reller then reported as the Operations Officer (N3) for Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWO SIX in Norfolk, VA. While assigned to DESRON TWO SIX, CDR Reller deployed onboard the USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75) to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Ashore, CDR Reller first served as the Battalion Staff Advisor, Junior Class Advisor, and Naval Science Instructor for the Philadelphia NROTC Consortium. While there, he earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. CDR Reller is also a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval War College, where he earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Following Naval War College, CDR Reller served on the Joint Staff in the Force Structure, Resources and Assessments Directorate (J-8), as an action officer and then as an executive assistant.
In December 2012, CDR Reller returned to USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) as Executive Officer. CDR Reller holds various decorations and awards, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3x), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4x), and the Joint Staff Identification Badge. He is happily married with two wonderful children.