2022 Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni Awardee
Commander and Military Treatment Facility Director
316th Medical Group, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland
“My Purdue Pharmacy education provided the firm foundation for my Air Force career. I am honored to be a part of Military Medicine, the amalgamation of two noble professions in service to others. I am privileged to have been developed by two trusted institutions known globally for upholding the highest standards of quality, reliability, and mission success...Purdue University and the United States Air Force!”
- 1998 Bachelor of Science, Pharmacy, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, New York
- 1999 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
- 2001 Master of Business Administration, Webster University, Saint Louis, Missouri (Bolling AFB campus)
- 2002 Air Mobility Command High Flight, Scott AFB, Illinois
- 2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
- 2005 Doctor of Pharmacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
- 2009 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
- 2010 Intermediate Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas
- 2015 Master of Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
- 2016 Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, Bethesda, Maryland
- 2017 Combined Senior Leadership Course, Falls Church, Virginia
- 2018 Capstone Course for Military Health System Leaders, Falls Church, Virginia
- 2022 Leading Strategically Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Leading amazing Airmen at all levels, culminating with two years commanding one of the Air Force's largest medical facilities, an Ambulatory Surgery Center serving critical national security missions in the National Capital Region and abroad.
- Leading two medical organizations through transformational change, including military health system realignment, operating model restructure, a National Defense Strategy overhaul, and the COVID pandemic.
- Air Force Pharmacy leadership. Led a joint Army-Air Force PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency; Journal of Air Force Pharmacy Editor-in-Chief; led pharmacy operations across the Air Force's 76 medical facilities (17.7 million Rxs, $700 million budget); developed and executed plan to expand clinical pharmacy services and incorporate clinical pharmacists into the Air Force Medical Home.
- Humanitarian support around the world. Led team supporting local Japanese town in the wake of the Mar 2011 earthquake/tsunami/nuclear reactor meltdown; provided pharmacy services to Hurricane Katrina evacuees and villages in Kenya; deployed medical teams to run a mass vaccination site in MD and to support overwhelmed civilian hospitals in 9 states during COVID.
- Two deployments supporting Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. Directed pharmacy services/medication management for all US military forces in eastern Afghanistan, covering 128 forward operating bases providing medical care to 35,000 NATO service members across 25% of the country...10 years later, led the team receiving the last aeromedical evacuation missions returning wounded U.S. Servicemembers from Afghanistan.
Colonel Jason Lennen is the Commander and Military Treatment Facility Director of the 316th Medical Group at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. He leads 1,450 personnel in six locations, including the Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center. In this senior military and executive leadership role, Colonel Lennen is responsible for delivering health services to six wings, three headquarters, and 150 partner units at Joint Base Andrews and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. His team provides primary healthcare to 28,000 enrolled military and family members from all Services, and a range of specialty medical, surgical, dental, diagnostic/therapeutic, occupational health, public health, and market healthcare services to 600,000 National Capital Region beneficiaries. He is responsible for organizing, training, equipping, and maintaining mission-ready, expeditionary medical forces for rapid deployment and employment in support of global military operations.
In addition, his team provides medical support to Presidential and Congressional Special Airlift Missions and operates a 45-bed En-Route Patient Staging Facility that serves as the aeromedical evacuation hub for the East Coast, receiving wounded, ill, and injured warriors from around the world. The Group also administers graduate medical and dental education programs for 125 healthcare professionals each year, serves as a research facility, and is home to the Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center.
Colonel Lennen entered the Air Force in 1998. He is a licensed and board certified pharmacist that has been assigned to clinic, hospital, and medical center locations in student, staff, instructor, and leadership positions. He has deployed twice, served in three headquarters positions, and commanded at multiple levels.