FOUNTAIN, CO, U.S.A.
SSG,WARRIOR TRANSITION BATTALION, FORT CARSON, CO; CONTRACT SPECIALIST, PETERSEN AFB, CO
10/08/2016, FOUNTAIN, CO, U.S.A.
SSG Jason Thomas Wilcox was born on October 8, 1984 in Cedar Rapids, IA, the son of Ronnie and Janeen Smith Wilcox. He graduated from Solon High School in 2003. Jason grew up in Solon, IA where he varsity lettered in Football, Basketball, Track and Baseball. Jason loved to play golf, ski and hike. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a bachelor’s degree in business.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2005. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, GA. Jason earned his Infantry Blue Cord, and went on to Airborne School to earn his parachute badge. Jason was stationed at Fort Drum, NY serving with the 2/87 Inf. 10th Mountain Division, and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006 for a 16 month tour. After his return to the United States, he was stationed at Fort Carson, CO. At Fort Carson he was attached to the 4 ID 1/67 INF before going to the Warrior Transition Battalion as a Squad Leader. He managed a team of 10-12 wounded warriors assigned specially for complex medical care. He then was assigned a position as a Contract Specialist (DoD Initiative for Wounded Warriors) at Petersen AFB, Colorado Springs, CO.
Jason lived for the Army. He was devoted to his country. He was medically discharged due to earlier injuries and continued working for the soldiers he so dearly loved. Jason was worked as a Recovery Care Coordinator for the United States Army. As a AW2 Advocate, Jason was a coordinator for recovery plans for up to 65 soldiers – he helped them navigate through their medical transition. Jason worked with soldiers and veterans by helping them locate adequate housing, jobs, assistance with grants, assistance with VA healthcare, and he provided them the knowledge of their entitled benefits. He loved what he could do for these warriors and veterans. Jason worked diligently to make sure they had what they needed and the resources. Jason was well respected by his peers and Commanding Officers.
Jason was an avid Iowa Hawkeye Fan. He enjoyed boating, skiing, hiking, golfing, being outdoors and spending time with his dogs Mac and Reese. He was a loving and caring son and brother. Jason cared about his soldiers and had a deep love for the United States Army.