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University of Wyoming Cowboy Battalion

Sr. Professor of Military Science

MAJ Ruff


Major Jason G. Ruff
Field Artillery Branch, United States Army
Senior Assistant Professor of Military Science
University of Wyoming

Major Jason G. Ruff was born in Scottsbluff, NE in 1980. His military career began as a Private in the Army National Guard in 2002. He attended the University of Wyoming in the fall of 2003 and was commissioned in May 2005 through the University of Wyoming Army ROTC Program. He continued his service in the Wyoming Army National Guard 2/300th Field Artillery Battalion as a 2nd Lieutenant.

Major Ruff’s professional military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course, Air Assault School, Army Basic Instructor Course, Tactical Certification Course, Platoon Trainer Qualification Course, Support Operation Officer Course, and Simulation Operation Officer Course. Major Ruff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Wyoming.

Major Ruff has held a variety of command and staff positions. His assignments include Fire Direction Officer (A 2/300 FA Gillette, WY), Platoon Leader (Kuwait ISO OIF), Brigade Fire Support Officer (115th FiB Cheyenne WY), Battery Commander (A 2/300 FA), and Officer Candidate School Commander (213 RTI, Guernsey WY).

Major Ruff’s operational deployment includes Kuwait, In Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Major Ruff’s awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (1), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Oversees Service Ribbon.

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