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Brig. Gen. Jake S. Kwon

Director of Strategic Operations, HQDA G-3/5/7

BG Jake S. Kwon commissioned from Vanderbilt University in 1999 as a Quartermaster Officer and served as a lieutenant in the 194th Maintenance Battalion, Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea. BG Kwon moved on to serve as the Aide-de-Camp to the 48th Quartermaster General and later deployed with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Following the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, BG Kwon was assigned as the Deputy Support Operations Officer for the 307th Brigade Support Battalion in the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Liberty, North Carolina. He deployed in 2005 to support Operation Enduring Freedom before transitioning to the Army Reserve in 2006.

In his first Army Reserve assignment, BG Kwon commanded the Headquarters Detachment, Joint Reserve Element (J-9), Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He then became the Executive Officer and Acting Commander for the 5th Battalion (Ordnance), 80th Regiment in Abingdon, Maryland. BG Kwon then moved to the Pentagon where he served as a Joint Strategic Planner in the Joint Staff J-7. In 2012, he became the Logistics Officer and later the Operations Officer for the 3rd Brigade (Ordnance), 94th Division (Force Sustainment).

BG Kwon assumed command of the 378th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in 2015 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania before moving on in 2017 to be the Chief of Staff, 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Orlando, Florida. BG Kwon then assumed command of the 77th Sustainment Brigade, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey and deployed to Kuwait in support of Operations Inherent Resolve, Spartan Shield, and Freedom’s Sentinel.

BG Kwon’s most recent command was of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. He assumed his duties as the Director of Strategic Operations, HQDA G-3/5/7 (Operations) on August 7, 2023.

In his civilian career, BG Kwon works with a cybersecurity company that specializes in endpoint security and cyber threat intelligence. He and his wife Lauren have three children.