Jason P. Grower
United States Navy
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jason Grower is a native of upstate New York. Upon commissioning from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1998, he began flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in 2000. Following training, Cmdr. Grower was assigned to the “Red Lancers” of VP-10 in Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine, where he completed two deployments to U.S. Sixth Fleet. Subsequent operational tours included Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) from 2007-2009, where he completed one U.S. Fifth Fleet deployment, and as Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer for the VP-9 “Golden Eagles” in Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. While stationed there, he completed a U.S. Seventh Fleet deployment.
Ashore, Cmdr. Grower served two tours in the operational navy, first as an Antiterrorism and Force Protection Action Officer and Chief of Naval Operations Briefing Officer (N3AT) from 2004-2007. He was also assigned as Antisubmarine Warfare analyst to the Navy’s 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review from 2012-2013. He was last assigned as Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations in the CNO’s Strategic Actions Group (N00Z).
Cmdr. Grower earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1998. He also attended the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., where he earned a Master of the Arts Degree, Phase 1 Joint Professional Military Education, and an Additional Qualification Designator for Undersea Warfare via the Samuel L. Gravely Naval Research Group. He has also published work in the Naval Institute’s Proceedings magazine, and is a featured book reviewer for the Naval Historical Foundation.
Cmdr. Grower has logged more than 1,500 flight hours in the P-3C aircraft, and his personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal.