A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Colonel Jason Berg received his commission in May 1999 upon graduation from Virginia Military Institute, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.
Colonel Berg graduated from Recruit Training at Parris Island in August 1996 and reported to Company B, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion as a Combat Engineer. After promotion to Corporal, he was discharged from the Marine Corps Reserve to take a Commission. Colonel Berg graduated from The Basic School in December 1999, and following the Logistics Officers Course reported to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines as the Maintenance Management Officer and S-4A and participated in unit deployments to Korea, Okinawa, and Hokkaido, Japan. Additionally, with 3/8 he participated in Operation EASTERN ACCESS as the S-4A and deployed to Afghanistan in 2001-2002 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as Anti-Terrorism Battalion Forward Logistics Officer.
In April 2002, Colonel Berg returned to MCRD Parris Island, serving as Series Commander, Company I and Company Commander, Company L before being assigned as Battalion Operations Officer, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion. During this tour, he earned the AMOS 8563, Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival and attended Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape school in Brunswick, Maine. Concurrently, he graduated from Amphibious Warfare School (DEP).
In May 2005, Colonel Berg attended the Army Combined Career Captains Logistics Course where he completed the course as an Honor Graduate. In October 2005, he was reassigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, and detailed to I Marine Expeditionary Force as part of Border Transition Team 10 and deployed to Waleed, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 5-7 as the Brigade Logistics Advisor, 2nd BDE, Department of Border Enforcement operating along the Iraqi border with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. As a result of this tour, Colonel Berg was awarded the 0570 Combat Advisor MOS.
Colonel Berg was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 1 in April 2007, where he assumed command of Motor Transport Company. In this billet he deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 8-1. Additionally, during this time he was selected as a Congressional Fellow to the 111th Congress.
He reported as a Congressional Fellow in October 2008, and upon assignment to Congressman John Spratt, he drafted legislation and advised the Congressman. Following this assignment, he reported for utilization as Operations Officer, Marine Corps House of Representatives Liaison, Office of Legislative Affairs. Colonel Berg completed his Captiol Hill tour in June 2011 and reported to School of Advanced Warfighting. Upon graduation he was awarded the 0505 MOS and assigned as Plans Officer, 1st Marine Logistics Group. In this billet, he was assigned to the Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 14 Logistics Combat Element (CLB-7), deploying to Afghanistan as the Plans Officer. Prior to deployment, he attended Intermediate MAGTF Logistics Operations Course, earning the 0477 Expeditionary Logistics Instructor MOS.
Upon return from Afghanistan, Colonel Berg reported to Command Element, the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in September 2014 as Logistics Officer, and deployed with USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, WESTPAC 16-1, in support of CJCS Global Response Force and CENTCOM Theater Reserve and supporting distributed operations in CENTCOM, HOA and INDOPACOM areas of operation.
Following deployment, in June of 2016, Colonel Berg assumed command of Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 in Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan. During this tour, he led the squadron during 16 named exercises in eight countries including Japan, Thailand, and the Korean Theater of Operations. Following his command tour, he attended the National War College (Distinguished Graduate). His Joint Staff assignment was as a Strategic Logistics Planner in the J-45. He is currently the Assistant Chief of Staff G-3, Marine Corps Installations Pacific.
Colonel Berg is a graduate of Amphibious Warfare School, U.S. Army Combined Captains Career Logistics Course, Command and Staff College, School of Advanced Warfighting, Intermediate MAGTF Logistics Operations Course, and the National War College. He holds a Masters’ degrees in National Security Studies from American Military University, Operational Studies from Marine Corps University, National Security Strategy from National War College, and Certificates in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University and Project Management from Cornell. He is also a certified Sake Sommelier.
His personal decorations include the Joint Service Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Gold Stars, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.