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Jason  Yaley

'05 BA (IR/PSc)/'06 MPA

Special Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff 

Jason Yaley is the Strategy and Policy Advisor to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As a member of the Vice Chairman’s personal staff, Mr. Yaley is responsible for managing the strategic communication efforts of the Office of the Vice Chairman, including policy and messaging integration, strategic engagements, and speechwriting. 

He has previously served as a Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, as a counselor to the Commander of Air Combat Command, and as a staff member on the Air Staff where he worked on communication planning and execution programs. He is also a lecturer on generational leadership and effective measures for managing a millennial workforce at military leadership forums across the country. 

Mr. Yaley holds an MPA and Certificate of Advanced Study in Security Studies, which he earned in 2006 from the Maxwell School, along with Bachelors Degrees in International Relations and Political Science, also from Maxwell. He has completed additional study in crisis leadership, information warfare, and public affairs and is currently a Member of the Emerging Leaders Program at National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction.