Fort Ontario to Host Oswego Native Col. Jason Wallace’s Promotion to Brigadier General
DARIEN, Illinois. – An official ceremony of promotion from Colonel to Brigadier General for a United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Army Reserve officer, will take place at Fort Ontario State Historic Site at 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego, on July 24.
The promotion ceremony for Deputy Commanding General- Support Brigadier-General Jason J. Wallace of the 416th Theater Engineer Command will be at 11 a.m. He is a native of Oswego.
The ceremony is open to the public and will be held on the parade ground of Fort Ontario, inside the old stone fortification built in 1839 by the Corps of Engineers.
Expected at the ceremony are more than 70 guests, including soldiers and civilians. Major General (MG) Miyako Schanley of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct the ceremony, which will be followed by a private reception.
Brigadier General Wallace’s previous assignments include line platoon leader, assault and obstacle platoon leader, and support platoon leader, 11th Engineer Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga; assault and obstacle platoon leader and Company Commander, B/479th Engineer Battalion; Company Commander, HHC, 479th Engineer Battalion; S1, S3, Executive Officer and Battalion Commander, 479th Engineer Battalion, Fort Drum,; Executive Officer and Chief of Staff, 411th Engineer Brigade, New Windsor, NY; Branch Chief, 75th Training Command, Fort Dix, NJ; Commander, Contingency Response Unit, Washington DC; G3, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Vicksburg, MS and Chief of Staff, 416th Theater Engineer Command, Darien, IL. His current assignment is Deputy Commanding General – Support, 416th Theater Engineer Command.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University, a Master of Business Administration from SUNY Oswego, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Army War College, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education Course, U.S. Army Airborne Course, and U.S. Army Air Assault Course. Read more about Brigadier-General Jason J. Wallace here.