FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Major Jason Oxner, 33, was promoted to Major on Aug. 14 at Fort Bragg, where he is assigned to the U.S. Army Reserves Command Headquarters as a collective training officer, also known as G-37.
Oxner is a 1998 graduate of Mid-Carolina High and is the son of George and Doris Oxner of Prosperity.
Oxner enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve at Fort Jackson on June 13, 1997, as a wheeled mechanic, 63W. He was assigned to the 175th Maintenance Company. While in the Reserves, he served in a maintenance recovery team where he performed duties as a wheeled mechanic during numerous field exercises and annual training events from 1997-2001.
Oxner attended basic training in 1998 and later moved to Aberdeen, Md., for advanced individual training which is also known as military occupational specialty (MOS) training.
In the spring of 1999, Oxner began college at Claflin University and later transferred to S.C. State University where he joined the Army Reserve Officer Training Corp program. He graduated from SCSU in fall 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He was commissioned on active duty in the infantry branch detailed quartermaster.
In August 2004, he was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Dividion Mechanized out of Fort Stewart, Ga. He was assigned to the Battalion S4 shop and was responsible for working all Financial Liability Investigation of Property Loss to ensure all FLIOPLs were closed.
He also had tasks such as being in charge of the units Defense Travel System card for personnel going on TDY for schools, etc. He was the Unit Movement Officer for the battalion and worked at the Rail Marshalling Area moving equipment not only for the battalion but for the entire 4th Brigade Combat team to Joint Readiness Training Center and Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom III.
While deployed to Iraq, he was transferred to Bravo Company 3-7th Infantry to be a platoon leader and was in charge of 40 personnel and approximately $2 million worth of equipment.
As the platoon leader, Oxner’s team conducted patrol through two elections which resulted in 100 percent accountability of personnel and equipment.
After serving as platoon leader for 19 months in July 2006, he transitioned branches as a Quartermaster Officer and was assigned as the Executive Officer for Echo Company 703D Brigade Support Battalion which was the Forward Support Company in 4/64 Armor Battalion. He was mainly responsible for fitting the unit with equipment that was coming out of RESET and developing the gun truck platoon. He served as the Company XO for five months before transferring to the Brigade S4 Shop in February 2007.
As Assistant Brigade S4, Oxner had a myriad of tasks during his tenure from Feb. 2007 to April 2009. On April 2007, the 4th Brigade Combat Team departed Fort Stewart, Ga., for Fort Irwin, Calif., for training at the National Training Center rotation 07-07. While at the NTC, he ensured all Forward Operating Bases were well equipped with class 1, 2, 3, 4 supplies to include issue and turn in when training was completed.
Prior to his deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom V in Oct. 2007, he served as the liaison between numerous prime vendors such as ADS, SPEC-Ops and MCS to facilitate in the procurement of over $4 million of mission essential equipment.
He acquisitioned all equipment needed for the brigade via Operational Needs Statements, equipment sourcing documents, field ordering officer funds and purchase request and commitments before and during the deployment. As the equipment arrived to theater, he distributed all the equipment into separate containers and scheduled TMRs to transport the equipment to different FOB’s and patrol bases.
He also conducted a brigade level command supply discipline program, visiting and inspecting subordinated units at multiple sites across the battlefield.
He was in charge of all early retrograde equipment activities for the brigade and coordinated with army material command to wash, inspect and transport over 100 vehicles in 21 days with a six soldier team from FOB Kalsu, Iraq to Fort Stewart, Ga. He also coordinated with AMC for redeployment and reset of the entire brigades equipment prior to the brigade moving southward to Kuwait. He led a 48 soldier team and coordinated support to transport and wash over 700 vehicles to meet available load date with no supervision.
After completing CLC3 in Oct. 2009, he was assigned to 64 brigade support battalion, 3rd brigade, 4th infantry division in Fort Carson, Colo. We deployed to Southern Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He served as the brigade general supply officer in the support operation within the BSB and was responsible for coordinating all classes for 27 outlying joint security sites and forward operating bases. After returning from deployment, he concluded his federal service in June 2011.