Jason Crutchfield | U.S. Marine Corps | Contributor, Health & Fitness 

Captain Jason Crutchfield was accepted into the Officer Candidate Course after completing his B.A. in English/Education at Eastern Kentucky University. He reported to Quantico, Virginia in January 2006 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. After completing The Basic School, Second Lieutenant Crutchfield reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola for Basic Air Traffic Control Officer’s Course in 2007.

In February of 2009, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Facility Watch Officer, then as the Detachment Commander, and in October 2010, he volunteered for an Individual Augment billet with the II MEF and worked in the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) Development cell (G-10).

In February 2011, Capt. Crutchfield deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Reports Officer-in-Charge for the ANSF Development cell, and returned to MCAS New River as the MACS-2 Detachment B Detachment Commander in August 2011. In 2012, he transferred to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, MCAS Yuma, serving as the Assistant Air Traffic Control Facility Officer and the Training Standardization Officer. Capt. Crutchfield was transferred to Programs and Resources in March of 2014 where he currently serves.

Having completed his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science: Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention, at the California University of Pennsylvania, Capt. Crutchfield is an expert in exercise training, strength & conditioning. On the topic, Capt. Crutchfield has written for the Marine Corps Gazette and he hosts a regular podcast educating service members on new developments in health & fitness.

Captain Crutchfield is married to the former Lacey Wilson Howard. They have four children, Carson (7), Grant (5), Callie (4), and Caroline (2).