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Colonel Jason M. Blaylock received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry / Life
Sciences from the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating with Honors
and as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his medical degree from
Georgetown University School of Medicine, graduating Cum Laude and a member of the
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine
at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases
(ID) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He also received the American Society
of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s Certification of Tropical Medicine and Traveler’s Health.
Upon completion of ID fellowship, he worked as a clinical researcher at Walter Reed Army
Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, where he served as associate investigator on
several dengue vaccine trials. He then transitioned to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC),
Bethesda, Maryland, where he has served in numerous leadership positions, to include Officer-in-Charge of WRNMMC ID
Clinic (2013-2018), Associate Program Director of the National Capital Consortium ID Fellowship Program (2016-2018),
Chief of Infectious Diseases (2018-2020), National Capital Region ID Product Line Chair (2018-2020), and most recently as
Chief of Medicine (2020-2022). He is also the former President of the Greater Washington Infectious Diseases Society.
COL Blaylock currently serves as the Director for Medicine at WRNMMC. He also serves as the ID (61G) Consultant to the
U.S. Army Surgeon General, as well as the ID Consultant to the Office of the President / White House Medical Unit. He is
the U.S. Army clinical lead physician for HIV infection and prevention policymaking and serves on the Defense Health
Agency ID Tri-Service Working Group.
He has over 40 publications that span a breadth of areas of interest, to include tropical medicine, viral diseases, and HIV
management and prevention. He is a repeat invited lecturer for both local and national lectures on these topics. He has
received several awards for both his research endeavors and contributions to the education of medical students, to include
the James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching, WRNMMC Master Clinician recognition, WRNMMC Provider of the
Year nominee, the AMEDD Iron Major award, and the Order of Military Medical Merit award.
He deployed as a Battalion Surgeon in 2013 to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 6th Squadron,
4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. He is a graduate (with honors) of the Command and General Staff College
satellite campus at Ft. Lee, Virginia. He has also engaged in both clinical and tropical medicine research endeavors in Africa,
Central and South America, and Eastern Europe. He is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the
Infectious Diseases Society of America.
His military awards include the AMEDD “A” proficiency designator, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal
with 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal with 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal
with 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, International Security Assistance Force Operation NATO Medal,
Meritorious Unit Commendation, Humanitarian Service Medal, and Airborne Parachute Badge.
He is a proud father of a son, Dylan, and daughter, Kayla, and is happily married for over 15 years to his wife, Gretchen.


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