Cmdr. Jason Cassisi graduated from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL in 2000 with a degree in accounting and earned his commission through Officer Candidate School. He holds a master's degree from the U.S. Naval War College and is also a graduate of the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 2002 and has flown over 2,300 hours in the F/A-18F Super Hornet and S-3 Viking during three combat deployments. He has also served as the Assistant Air Officer on the USS George H. W. Bush and completed two staff tours as a strategist with Naval Forces Europe and Africa in Naples, Italy. His awards include the Air Medal (2) and Meritorious Service Medal (3).