Col Jason “Ox” Rueschhoff is the Commander of the 613th Air Operations Center. He is responsible to the Commander, Pacific Air Forces and Theater Joint Forces Air Component Commander, for command and control of joint air operations in the Pacific, to include mobility, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, space, cyberspace, and kinetic operations. The Center provides Homeland Defense through Operation NOBLE EAGLE bolstering regional alliances and relationships in support of the United States Indo-Pacific Command and Department of Defense. Command units include the 56th Air Communications Squadron and elements of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, and the 7th Fleet Coordinating Group. The Center maintains a Total Force Integration relationship with, and is augmented by, members of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 157th Air Operations Group, and the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 201st Air Operations Group.
Colonel Rueschhoff earned his commission and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management from the United States Air Force Academy in 1997. He holds three Masters Degrees; one in Military Operational Art and Science, one in Airpower Art and Science, and one in Strategic Studies. His operational assignments included duty as a Flight Commander, Chief of Squadron and Wing Weapons, Chief Instructor Pilot, Joint Operational Planning Team Director, Operations Support Squadron Commander and Group Commander.