Jason Shain grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and graduated in 2012 from the University of Chicago with a degree in Theater and Performance Studies. He entered the United States Air Force through OTS shortly after college as an Air Battle Manager on board the E-3 Sentry (AWACS). After deploying in support of OIR, he transferred to the 966 AACS, the E-3’s only Formal Training Unit, where he instructed, evaluated, and had the opportunity to serve as flight commander. Jason separated from active duty in February ’21 as an O-3 and is a JD/MBA candidate at UChicago. Jason is married to Erin, a financial planner.