BG Jake S. Kwon graduated from Vanderbilt University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. He commissioned through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps as a Quartermaster Officer and currently holds the specialties of Logistics and Strategic Intelligence.
BG Kwon’s command assignments include the 77th Sustainment Brigade, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; the 378th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania; the 5th Battalion (Ordnance), 80th Regiment in Abingdon, Maryland; the Headquarters Detachment, Joint Reserve Element (J-9), Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and Deputy Commander of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). His key staff assignments include the Chief of Staff, 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Orlando, Florida, S-3 for the 3rd Brigade (Ordnance), 94th Division (Force Sustainment); Joint Strategic Planner for The Joint Staff J-7; Executive Officer for the 5th Battalion (Ordnance), 80th Regiment. BG Kwon assumed his duties as the Commander of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) on 12 August 2021.
BG Kwon is a graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, the Command and General Staff College, the Joint Forces Staff College, the Canadian Forces College, and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Master of Science in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University, a Master of Defense Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
BG Kwon has multiple overseas tours to include service in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Spartan Shield, Inherent Resolve, and operations in the Republic of Korea. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, two Joint Service Achievement Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Parachute Rigger Badge, the Joint Staff Identification Badge and the Polish Parachutist Badge.
In his civilian career, BG Kwon is a Senior Threat Intelligence Advisor with CrowdStrike, Inc.