Colonel Jonathan S. Ebbert serves as the J3, Director of Military Operations, District of Columbia National Guard (DCNG).
Colonel Ebbert’s prior active duty assignments include Battalion Chemical Officer, 1-377 Field Artillery; Platoon Leader and Forward Company Commander, 318th Chemical Company (deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; Platoon Leader 101st Chemical Company (deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Assistant S-3, Dragon Brigade, 18th Airborne Corps; and Deputy Major Command Chemical Officer for the United States Army Special Operations Command.
In 2005, Colonel Ebbert joined the D.C. Army National Guard. From 2005-2016 he served on the 33rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (CST) as Survey Team Leader, Operations Officer, Deputy Commander and Commander. During his time on the CST, he led the unit in a full scale response to the Elk River contamination in Charleston, W. Va. and served as the lead Title-32 Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense planner for the 1025 Papal Visit, 2016 Nuclear Security Summit and the 56th and 57th Presidential Inaugurations. He also served as the unit’s lead inter-agency liaison officer and assisted in the development of the Interagency Rapid Detection Team and the National Capital Region Preventive Radiation Nuclear Detection programs. He served as the National Survey Sub-Group Vice-Chair and as the National Equipment Chair for the Civil Support Team Working Group. In 2016, he was selected to serve as the National Guard Bureau J39, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)-CST Branch Chief and program manager for the WMD-CST program. During his tenure, he developed, coordinated and implemented a National Guard WMD-CST radiation training strategy and established a fielding strategy for a Common Operational Picture platform for the National Guard CBRN Response Enterprise.
Colonel Ebbert military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Emergency Services Ribbons (DCNG and W. Va. National Guard), the Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), the Army Superior Unit Award, the Commanding General’s Distinguished Unit Award (DCNG), the Airborne Badge and the German Airborne Badge.
Colonel Ebbert is a 2000 Reserve Office Training Corps scholarship graduate of Virginia Tech, earning a bachelor’s of art in history and a 2017 U.S. Army War College Graduate, Carlisle, Pa., earning a master’s of science in strategic studies. His military education includes Senior Service College, Nuclear Counter-Proliferation Course (FA-52), Civil Support Skills Course, Technical Escort, Defense Support to Civil Authorities, Joint Domestic Operations Course, Joint Combating WMD Planner Course, Joint Staff Training Course and Airborne School.