COL Jason A. Lacroix
U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot
COL Jason A. Lacroix became commander of Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD), Colorado, on June 24, 2021. His previous assignment was Senior Military Advisor for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
COL Lacroix was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Chemical Corps in 1998 from the University of Rhode Island. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. He holds a Master of Military Science from the Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia.
His military education includes the Chemical Officer Basic Course, Chemical Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, Technical Escort, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint CWMD Planner Course, and Senior Service College Fellow in the Secretary of Defense Executive Fellows Program.
COL Lacroix’s command experience includes: Platoon Leader, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Platoon Leader, 101st Chemical Company, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC; Commander 13th Chemical Company, 2nd Chemical Battalion, Fort Hood, TX; and Commander 110th CBRN Battalion, 48th CBRN Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
His staff experience includes: Battalion Chemical Officer, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; Assistant Battalion S3, 2nd Chemical Battalion, Fort Hood, TX; Board Recorder and Executive Officer, Department of the Army Secretariat for Selection Boards, Human Resources Command, Alexandria, VA; Brigade S3, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Battalion Executive Officer, 92nd Military Police Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Political-Military Officer, Force Strategic Engagement Cell, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad; J3 Operations Officer, Standing Joint Force Headquarters Elimination, U.S. Strategic Command, Fort Belvoir, VA; Plans Officer, U.S. Army Futures Command, Austin, TX.
COL Lacroix’s military awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (Service Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (three Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (three Oak Leaf Clusters), Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge, Parachutist Badge and Canadian Parachutist Badge. He also is the recipient of the Order of the Dragon from the Chemical Corps Regimental Association.