Jason Christopher Finan was born on August 26, 1982 and grew up in Anaheim, California. Jason reported to Naval Recruit Training Command August 26, 2003 to complete Boot Camp and Interior Communications Electrician “A” School. He was assigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) where he served from April 21, 2004 to July 7, 2006. While onboard Reagan, he was accepted for EOD training and graduated as a basic EOD Technician on September 01, 2007.
Jason was assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three in San Diego, California, where he was assigned to Company 3-2 and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Task Force Troy’s Counter IED Campaign. Following multiple deployments Jason reported to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Three Detachment Southwest in November 2012. He returned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit THREE in May 2015 to fill a critical manning gap as Platoon 3-6-1’s Leading Chief Petty Officer. Following the EOD training cycle and SEAL Team integration, he deployed with his platoon to Iraq in support of SEAL Team FIVE and Special Operations Task Force-Iraq as an EOD Supervisor and Platoon Leading Chief Petty Officer.
Chief Finan’s awards and decorations include a Bronze Star with Valor, the Purple Heart Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (2 awards). Jason is survived by his loving wife Chariss, their son Christopher, his mother Gloria, stepfather Shawn, and sister Christina.