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State Command Sergeant Major, Florida Army National Guard
Command Sergeant Major Jasen Pask enlisted in the Florida Army National Guard in 1991, attending One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort McClellan, Alabama and graduating as a Military Policeman. He is currently serving as the Command Sergeant Major for the Florida Army National Guard.
Throughout his 29 years of service, CSM Pask has served in a variety of leadership positions. On returning to Florida, he served with the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s Military Police Section. In 1996, he transitioned to active duty, serving with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. In 1999, he returned to the Florida Army National Guard, re-joining the 53rd IBCT, serving in various Military Police positions within the headquarters. Following the events of 9/11, he reclassified as an Infantryman, serving at every level of leadership, from Squad Leader through Command Sergeant Major, at various organizations throughout the 53rd IBCT. In 2007, he served as the 53rd IBCT Brigade Support Battalion Headquarters’ First Sergeant. In 2008, 53rd IBCT Headquarters’ First Sergeant and Operations Sergeant. In 2009, 53rd IBCT, 1-124 Infantry Regiment as Alpha Company’s First Sergeant. In 2014, he was promoted to Command Sergeant Major, 53rd IBCT, 1-124 Infantry Regiment. In 2018, he was selected to serve as the first Command Sergeant Major for 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Security Force Assistance Brigade. In 2019, he was selected to serve as the Command Sergeant Major for the 53rd IBCT. Most recently, in 2022, he was selected to serve in his current position as the Command Sergeant Major for the Florida Army National Guard. He has served on four operational deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Freedom's Sentinel, and European Deterrence initiative in 2022 to Eastern Europe in support of Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine (JMTG-U).
Command Sergeant Major Pask's civilian education includes graduation from Leto High School in Tampa, Florida and the Florida Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Training Program (Police Academy) and multiple law enforcement certification programs that include: the Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) Basic Courses, Tactical Narcotics Entry and Survival Course, Tactical Narcotics Long Term Investigation Course, Wire Tap and Electronic Investigation Course, Underwater Rescue Basic Course, Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officer Course and Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation Course, Interview and Negotiation Course, and High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Investigation (H.I.T.D.A.) Course. His military education includes the Military Working Dog Handler Course, Air Assault Course, First Sergeant Academy and United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Non-Resident Course (Class 38) and The Army War College, Nominative Leaders Course (class 23-02). His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, Driver Badge and German Schutzenschnur Armed Forces Marksmanship Badge (Bronze Level). He is also a recipient of the National Infantry Association's Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion Level) award.
Command Sergeant Major Pask is a Traditional Guardsman with full-time employment as a Tactical Narcotics Master Detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Special Investigation Division.