Jason S. Finley, MS, REHS, RS, CHMM
Major, Medical Operations Officer
Kentucky Army National Guard
Louisville, Kentucky 40213
Major Jason Finley is the first U.S. Army officer to be awarded a CDC EPHLI Fellowship. He is an Environmental Science Officer and Health Services Officer with the Kentucky Army National Guard. He has served in Environmental Public Health emergency response positions on three Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams (WMD-CSTâ€™s) in Colorado, Indiana and Kentucky, over the past eight years. Subsequent to active military service, Major Finley was employed as an environmental consultant for civilian industry. He has Masterâ€™s of Science degrees in Science for Disaster Response and Geoscience from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Weapons of Mass Destruction Response Element Advanced Laboratory Integrated Training and Indoctrination (IUP WMD REALITI) Program and Western Kentucky University respectively. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography with a second major in Communication Studies from Western Kentucky University. He holds state and national registrations in Environmental Health as well as national certifications in Hazardous Materials Management. He is a member of state and national environmental health and hazardous materials associations.
Leadership Development Opportunities
It is truly amazing how rewarding this Centers for Disease Control Environmental Public Health Leadership Institute (CDC EPHLI) Fellowship year has been. I am extremely blessed to have benefited from the Instituteâ€™s Curriculum, this Leadership Project, my Individual Development Plan, the mentors and coaches, and networking with others. My personal leadership development and knowledge of Environmental Health has increased significantly; and I am grateful to my family, my unit, the CDC and EPHLI staff, as well as the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) and the International Faculty Forum (IFF), for allowing me this opportunity to grow.