Jason attended East Tennessee State University and studied criminal law. He wanted to be an FBI or TBI agent. The professors told Jason that the FBI chose military first over academy graduates. The fall of 2008, Jason enlisted in the United States Army. He left in January of 2009 for, Ft. Benning, Georgia for his basic training. May 2009 Jason Headed for his home base, Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas.