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Capt. Marcos Jasso


Capt. Marcos Jasso is a native of Tucson, Az. He took the Oath of Enlistment at the age of 17 during his senior year of high school and entered the Navy’s Delayed Entry Program in 1989. After the completion of submarine and sonar technician training,  Jasso reported to USS Sand Lance (SSN- 660) home ported out of Naval Station Charleston, Sc. As an enlisted professional he earned his submarine warfare qualification and rapidly advanced to first class petty officer – STS1(SS).

Jasso commissioned as an ensign in June 1997 through Officer Candidate School under the ADM Boorda “Seaman to Admiral” program. After earning his “Wings of Gold” he reported to VF-101 Grim Reapers on NAS Oceana, VA, for F-14 Tomcat training as a radar intercept officer. During his first aviation operational tour with VF-41 Black Aces, Jasso transitioned with his squadron from F-14 Tomcats to F/A-18F Super Hornets and moved to NAS Lemoore, CA. VFA-41 was the Navy’s first operational F/A-18F squadron.

 Jasso’s aviation operational tours include VF/VFA-41 Black Aces (junior officer tour); VFA-22 Redcocks (training officer tour); VFA 154 Black Knights (department head tour); VFA-41 Black Aces (XO/CO tour), CVW-3 Battle Axe (DCAG tour), making multiple deployments embarked USS Enterprise (CVN-65); USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) ; USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74); and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76).

Jasso’s shore tours include VFA-122 Flying Eagles (Instructor); VX-9 Vampires, Detachment Nellis AFB (OT/Flight Test Engineer); Command and Staff College at the Naval War College (Student); The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Chantilly, VA (Joint Service Tour); and OPNAV STAFF, N98 Air Warfare Division, as the Hornet Requirements Officer and the Special Programs Branch Head (Post-O-5 Command Tour).

During Jasso’s career he has worked with the finest Sailors in the Fleet that directly resulted him in earning several personal awards and recognitions to include: William J. Dey Junior Officer Leadership Award (VFA- 41/2002); F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet Instructor of the Year (VFA-122/2004); Admiral Wesley L. McDonald Leadership Award for Strike Fighter Wing Pacific (VFA-122/2004); CNAF’s Navy and Marine Corps Association Peer Leadership Award (VFA-154/2010); NRO Field Grade Officer of the Year, Mission Integration Directorate (NRO/2012) and once again selected for CNAF’s Navy and Marine Corps Association Peer Leadership Award (VFA-41/2016); and Tailhooker of the Year selected by the Tailhook Association, Board of Directors (2021).  Additionally, he is a US Navy Fighter Weapons School Graduate (TOPGUN); earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University); and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies (Naval War College).


Jasso assumed the duties of Commander, Carrier Air Wing THREE on December 11, 2020.

 
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