Jason Baker

Jason Baker is an officer in the U.S. Air Force, currently serving in the National Capital Region. He is the author of Chicago to Appomattox, detailing the journey of the 39th Illinois infantry in the Civil War.

He is also a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Jason holds a masters degree focusing on U.S. national security and foreign policy from American University and a B.A. in political science from the University of Illinois. His passion is studying how strategic, political, and social issues affect military operations, and vice versa.

Jason is a Color Bearer donor to the American Battlefield Trust, and enjoys following University of Illinois and Chicago sports teams, reading narrative non-fiction and historical fiction, and visiting museums, historical sites, and battlefields. He, and his wife and young son, currently reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

The views expressed on this website are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, or any other organization.