Lieutenant Colonel (promotable) Jason J. Kim is a U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer (FAO) specializing in the Indo-Pacific. He is a U.S. Army War College Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. Jason has extensive international engagement and political-military experience working with allies and partners throughout this region. His key FAO assignments include serving as the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Liaison Officer to the Republic of Korea Army, Country Director for Japan, Korea, India, and Vietnam at U.S. Army Pacific, Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, and Deputy Chief, Joint-U.S. Military Affairs Group – Korea (JUSMAG-K), U.S. Embassy Seoul. Jason most recently completed duties as the Branch Chief overseeing operations with 24 U.S. Embassy Security Cooperation Offices in the Strategic Planning and Policy Directorate (J5), U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, including work on Taiwan defense. His research interests include security cooperation, security assistance, international arms transfers, defense industrial base operations, and ally and partner capability development.

Jason earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was commissioned in 2003, and a master’s degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Japan and Korea from the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), University of California San Diego in 2012. He currently serves as President of the GPS Alumni Board.