Lieutenant Colonel Jay D.P. Foster
Lieutenant Colonel Jay D.P. Foster served 20 years in the US Army as a career Military Intelligence Officer, culminating as the Deputy Counterintelligence Staff Officer at US Northern Command, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, where he retired in May 2006.
He served 2 tours and nearly 7 years as a paratrooper and jumpmaster at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from which he deployed to Southwest Asia for the first Gulf War in 1990-1991. He served as the S2 (Intelligence Officer) for the 18th Field Artillery Brigade (Airborne) as they provided reinforcing fire support for the 6th French Light Armored Division and 82d Airborne Division’s attack on the Iraqi west flank during Operation Desert Storm.
Lieutenant Colonel Foster also served 3 tours and nearly 5 years in the Republic of Korea, serving in a variety of command and staff positions, including commanding an Interrogation Company in Seoul in 1993-1994, and culminating as the G2 (Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence) for the 19th Theater Support Command in Taegu in 2003-2004.
Lieutenant Colonel Foster served two joint tours of duty. First, at the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from 1995-1997, where he served a year on the Pacific Theater Watch and then nearly 2 years as the Chief of the Korea Division’s Ground Analysis Branch. His second joint duty billet was his final assignment at US Northern Command in Colorado Springs from 2004-2006.
Lieutenant Colonel Foster is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, the G2/ACE Chief’s Course, the Military Intelligence Officer's Basic and Advanced Courses, Counterintelligence Course, Electronic Warfare Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Airborne and Jumpmaster Courses.
Lieutenant Colonel Foster’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Senior Parachutist’s Badge and Venezuela’s Parachutist’s Badge.
His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in History from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah Oklahoma (1986) and a Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (1998).
Lieutenant Colonel Foster lives on the Big Mountain near Whitefish Montana. He is an avid skier, outdoorsman and writer.