Alum Addresses Congress
Evans is Adjutant General of the Army
He's been to Somalia, Kosovo, and Iraq, but that didn't prevent Colonel Jason Evans from getting a little nervous when he appeared in front of the U.S. Congress back on February 29, 2012.
Evans, a 1984 graduate of Bellevue College (now Bellevue University), testified before Congress regarding the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime to make false claims regarding military honors. As Adjutant General of the Army, it falls to Evans and his staff to document military awards, medals and honors for the Army.
"It was my first time testifying before Congress, so the experience of being in front of members of Congress was very daunting, but I was very honored that I was there representing the Army," Evans said. "It was also a great learning experience for me."
Evans went to WentWorth Military Academy, Lexington, MO, where he earned an Associate's Degree in Business and joined the Army's ROTC early commissioning program, he then came to Bellevue College and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business.
"It was close to home and provided the flexibility of offering courses at night and during the day," he said. "The school was military friendly and understood that a number of their students had day jobs and they were very accommodating in this regard. I also took classes with students, who were retired military, served with my Dad in the military and were still friends of his. It was great being exposed to that kind of wisdom.
"My experience at Bellevue College was a positive one. The professors were excellent and very engaging which facilitated a better learning experience for me personally."
After graduation, Evans followed in his father's footsteps and joined the military.
"I am proud to be a Soldier and serve my country," Evans said.
As Adjutant General of the Army, Evans is primarily responsible for the Army's Casualty Mortuary Affairs Operation Division, the Army's Military Awards policy, the Army's Civilian Education System, the Army's Evaluations policy (officer and enlisted personnel), and the Army's (officer and enlisted) centralized promotion boards. In addition, he is Executive Director for the Military Postal Service Agency. In this capacity, he is responsible for providing Military Postal Service support for the Department of Defense. He is also the Commanding General for the Army Physical Disability Agency.
While his father, John H. Evans Jr., who retired after a 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force, inspired his military career, the younger Evans in turn inspired his father, who received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Bellevue University in 1989.
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