MSgt Weather Craftsman

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  • Amn Jan 01
  • A1C Nov 01
  • SrA Jul 03
  • SSgt May 05
  • TSgt Jul 09
  • MSgt Jul 12
  • TSgt May 14
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I'm probably one of a few Airmen you'll run across to have never been assigned to a location where Air Force aircraft are stationed or have ever deployed with an Air Force unit. Almost half of my career has been being assigned to only 1 Army installation. In fact, in a 20+ year career, I've had 2 duty assignment locations. If you have questions, please contact me. -Jason M. McClish, MSgt, USAF

Military Experiences

Nov 2013 - Present
3 WS
Weather Craftsman
- Integrates weather intelligence into combat/training missions of the US Army's III Corps and subordinate air/ground units - Operates garrison/tactical meteorological sensing equipment, communication systems, vehicles and tactical generator - Manages garrison weather observing and forecasting support; creates/briefs/files ground and aviation mission weather products - Mentors/trains weather forecasters on radar analysis, observing/forecasting, and satellite interpretation supporting airfield ops - Extrapolates weather data into Army garrison operations; protects over $60B in resources & 50K personnel/families
Ended in Nov 2013
21 OWS
Assistant Flight Chief
- Leads a 18-member flight providing weather support to classified missions in EUCOM, AFRICOM, & CENTCOM AORs - Applies meteorological concepts to support CONOPS for EUCOM/AFRICOM exercise and contingency ops - Develops & implements procedures ensuring 24/7 weather support; manages & mentors reach-back contingency cell - Supervises weather forecast & alert production protecting DoD resources valued at $30B & 50K personnel
Jun 2003 - Nov 2006
3 WS
Battlefield Weather Journeyman and Senior Weather Observer
- Provides tactical weather support to III Corps, 4th Infantry Division, and 1st Cavalry Division for worldwide deployments, local operations, and training missions - Deploys, maintains, and operates tactical vehicles, generators, tactical meteorological and communication equipment - Provides meteorological forecasting and observing support for two Army airfields in garrison and deployed - Provides flight weather briefings for fixed and rotary wing aircraft - Operates meteorological equipment and computer systems to analyze and evaluate weather effects to operations - Integrates weather intelligence data into combat and training operations at the Army's largest armored installation of 47,000+ soldiers, 249 aircraft, and more than 17,710 wheeled/track vehicles in excess of $4.7 billion
Mar 2001 - Mar 2003
Weather Apprentice
- Responsible for issuing forecasts for 10 EUCOM bases - Issued weather watches, warnings, and advisories protecting resources valued at $30 Billion - Serves as liaison between USAFE Operational Weather Squadron and combat weather teams - Develops local area work charts and all prognosis charts for use by forecasters in the field - Analyses upper air soundings, surface charts, surface observations, upper air charts, and satellite imagery - Applies complex meteorological techniques and procedures while writing forecast discussion bulletins for military ranges - Ensures products are consistent with other products issued within the unit and initiates with personnel to correct inconsistencies utilizes stringent quality control processes - Studied and completed 5-level Career Development Course


(7 years, 1 month)
Aug 2017 - Aug 2019
May 2015 - Oct 2015
Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)
Staff Weather Officer for 185th Theater Aviation Brigade.

Military Credentials

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

Army Weather Support Course

Feb 2008 - Mar 2008

Tropical Meteorology Forecasting School



Operational Meteorologist

Foreign Language Skills


Latin (4/4)

Security Clearance

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