About Jason Finan


Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan

August 1982 - October 2016


About Jason Finan

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. It was during combat missionOperation Inherent Resolve that they were attacked by Islamic State fighters when they decided to pull back. Finan was in a vehicle when he told other members of his team that he had spotted a roadside bomb when he was killed.

Jason is survived by his loving wife, Chariss, their son Christopher, his mother, Gloria, stepfather Shawn, sister Christina, and many loving family members and friends.

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) Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal (4 awards), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, (4 awards), NATO Medal (Afghanistan), Expert Rifle Medal and Expert Pistol Medal. He was a qualified Master Explosive Warfare Disposal Specialist, Military Freefall Parachutist, and open and closed circuit driver.