Jason Lamb Class Of 1995
Col (ret.) Jason Lamb is currently the Technical Director for Space System Command’s Talent Management Division. In this role, he is actively involved in the formulating of the Space Force’s Human Capital Strategic Plan, which will guide how the newest service will acquire, develop, engage, promote, and employ its total force personnel. Previous to this position, Jason served in the Air Force for 25 years as an intelligence officer with deployments to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He has experience in unit level operations, unified and geographic combatant commands, and on the Secretary of Defense staff. While he has commanded at the squadron and group levels, he is best known for his writing and speaking as ‘Col Ned Stark.’ He continues to write and engage on issues related to leadership, talent management, and organizational culture.
I served on active duty for 25 years after graduating from USAFA. During my last two years in uniform, I confronted some of the most significant people and culture issues in the Air Force as ‘Col Ned Stark.’ While I have hung up the uniform, I still care deeply about the Air Force, the Space Force, and USAFA. Upon retiring in August of 2020, I wasn’t done serving, so I accepted a position as a federal civilian to help the Space Force craft an entirely new model for taking care of its people. I want to bring that mindset to the board to help the AOG engage even more meaningfully with all graduates. At times during my career, I felt like the AOG only reached out when it needed funds. I know the AOG cares about us more than that, but it didn’t feel like it at times. I sometimes forgot about AOG until my issue of Checkpoints arrived, and I know I’m not alone—this needs to change and I want to help. I appreciate your time, consideration, service, and hopefully, your vote.