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Lt. Col. Jason R. Sabovich

Battalion Commander, 401st Cyber Battalion

Lt. Col. Jason R. Sabovich assumed duties as the commander of the 401st Cyber Battalion on 29 June 2022 after completing senior service college at the Nation Defense University.
Sabovich started his military career in 1998 as a Marine infantryman. In 2001, he graduated from Cal Poly State University-San Luis Obispo and commissioned into the Ordnance Corps. His first assignment was at Fort Riley, KS where he held several positions with the 125th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, including Platoon Leader, Shop Officer, and Battalion S1. Sabovich served two tours in Iraq with the 3rd BCT between 2003-2006.
Following selection as an Information Systems Manager (26B), Sabovich completed the Signal Captains’ Career Course and joined the 30th Signal Battalion, 516th Signal Brigade in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he served as the Regional Network Operations and Security Center Chief. He then served with the 311th Signal Command G3, serving as an exercise planner, project manager, and automations officer.

Lt. Col. Sabovich received a Master’s of Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in October 2012. He then served as the G6 automations officer and knowledge manager in the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) in the Republic of Korea from March 2013 to March 2015.  He next served as the Team Leader of 401st Cyber Protection Team (CPT), Cyber Protection Brigade. Following 22 months leading 401 CPT, Sabovich took over 155 CPT before reassignment as the Battalion Executive Officer of 782D Military Intelligence Battalion, where he served until June 2019. From June 2019 to June 2021, he served as the Information Warfare Division Chief and Cyber OC/T for the Mission Command Training Program in Fort Leavenworth, KS. He then completed his second Master’s in Government Information Leadership at the National Defense University in June 2022.

His awards and decorations are typical of an officer of his rank and experience.