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A Cedartown native and Bulldog alum from the Class of 1991 is ending more than two decades of military service with his retirement.
Col. Johnathan Frasier was born in Cedartown, Georgia. He received a Regular Army Commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1995, and was assigned to the Aviation Branch upon graduation.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the UMSA, a Master of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. He is a Level 3 Certified Acquisition Professional in both Test and Evaluation and Program Management.
Col. Frasier is a graduate of both the United States Army Rotary and Fixed Wing Aircraft Qualification Courses and the OH-55D Instructor Pilot/Methods of Instruction Course.
Additionally, he is a graduate of the United States Naval Test Pilot School, Class 129. Col. Frasier is a Master Army Aviator and has logged approximately 2,300 flight hours in 29 different aircraft including over 240 Experimental flight hours.
Col. Frasier has served in various command and staff positions during his 26 years of active military service. His assignments include: Scout Platoon Leader, First Squadron, Seventh Cavalry Regiment of the First Cavalry Division (1CD) Fort Hood, Texas; Division Support Command Personnel Officer (Forward) and Assistant Aviation Brigade Operations Office/Battle Captain, 1CD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Stabilization Force (SFOR4/5); Assistant Brigade Operations Officer, Aviation Brigade, 1CD, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, Charlie Company, First Battalion, Fourteenth Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Alabama.
After transitioning to the Army Acquisition Corps in 2003, Col. Frasier served four and a half years as an Experimental Test Pilot and Chief, System Integration and Simulation Division while assigned to Aviation Technical Test Center and Aviation Flight Test Directorate at Fort Rucker and Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Alabama.
In 2011, Col. Frasier joined Program Executive Office Aviation and served as the Assistant Product Manager for Air Traffic Control Systems. Col. Fraiser was then selected to help stand up the Fixed Wing Program Office where he served as the Product Director for Fixed Wing Transport Aircraft.
Subsequently, Col. Fraiser served as the Product Manager for all tactical and fixed based Army Air Traffic Control Systems worldwide. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Project Manager for Aviation Mission System and Architecture.
His awards and badges include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, NATO Medal, Master Army Aviator Wings, Air Assault Badge, and the Order of Saint Michael (Bronze Award.)
For the past 22 years, Col. Frasier has been happily married to the former Amy Cochran from Calhoun, Georgia, who serves as the Principal at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy’s Main Campus in Athens, Alabama. They have two beautiful children who love the Lord: Benjamin Blake, age 17 years, and Hannah Jean, age 14 years.
Col. Fraiser served his final day in uniform on Wednesday.