Jason Chudy - Public Information Officer
Seattle Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, US Dept. of Justice
Jason Chudy will cover the makeup of ATF as a whole, the makeup of the Seattle Field Division, as well as what their operational areas cover in both geography and mission. It also covers the criminal enforcement and regulatory missions of ATF.
About the Speaker
Jason Chudy is the public information officer for the Seattle Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
He transitioned to ATF from the Department of Energy’s Office of River Protection in Richland, Wash., where he worked for nearly 2 ½ years.
Joining federal service in July 2011, he served as a public affairs specialist at the U.S. Forces Korea/United Nations Command/U.S.-Republic of Korea Combined Forces Command and as the chief of public affairs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Between April 2009 and June 2011, he served in a variety of public affairs and media-related positions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar with the Department of Defense and NATO, including serving as a counter-improvised explosive device multimedia team program manager in Afghanistan and an Army heavy brigade combat team public affairs specialist in Iraq.
After graduating from high school in May 1988, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving 21 years, mostly overseas, including tours on three aircraft carriers – two of which were based in Japan – and the flagship of the U.S. 6th Fleet in Gaeta, Italy.
Jason holds a Master’s Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.