Cedar­town na­tive takes com­mand of Red­stone Arse­nal project

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A son of Cedar­town who made his ca­reer in the United States Army is now in com­mand of a project at a re­search fa­cil­ity not too far away from his home­town.

Col. Jonathan Frasier is in com­mand of a new avi­a­tion sys­tems project be­ing con­ducted at the Red­stone Arse­nal in Huntsville, Ala.

The son of Glen and Deb­bie Frasier, the West Point grad­u­ate and avi­a­tor, is now a project man­ager in charge of work­ing on new sys­tems for the Army at the prov­ing ground in North Alabama.

He is a 1995 grad­u­ate of the United State Mil­i­tary Academy with a de­gree in Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer­ing, Frasier went on to com­plete avi­a­tion train­ing to pi­lot both air­craft and he­li­copters, and also test new equip­ment meant for the field.

Col. Frasier along with be­ing a Mas­ter Army Avi­a­tor com­pleted the U.S. Navy’s Test Pi­lot School, holds a Mas­ter’s de­gree of Science in Aerospace En­gi­neer­ing and was an in­struc­tor for the Army’s OH-58D Kiowa he­li­copter, based on the iconic Model 206A from Bell He­li­copter.

His 23 years of ser­vice saw Frasier as a scout pla­toon leader in the Sev­enth Cav­alry Reg­i­ment at Fort Hood, Texas; ser­vice in two po­si­tions in Bos­nia-Herzegovina, com­pany com­man­der in the 14th Avi­a­tion Reg­i­ment at Fort Rucker, Ala., and an ex­per­i­men­tal test pi­lot at Fort Rucker and at the Red­stone Arse­nal as well.

In 2011, Col. Frasier took on the role of As­sis­tant Prod­uct Man­ager for Air Traf­fic Con­trol in the Pro­gram Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fice Avi­a­tion, then was se­lected to work as a prod­uct man­ager for Fixed Wing Trans­port Air­craft in the Army, and as prod­uct man­ager for Army Air Traf­fic Con­trol.

His awards and badges of ser­vice in­clude the mer­i­to­ri­ous ser­vice medal, the Army Com­men­da­tion Medal, the Army Achieve­ment Medal, the NATO Medal, his Mas­ter Army Avi­a­tor wings, Air As­sault Bade and the Or­der of Saint Michael (bronze award.)

For the past 19 years, Col. Frasier has shared his life with his wife Amy of Cal­houn, who serves as prin­ci­pal of Lind­say Lane Chris­tian Academy’s main cam­pus. They have two chil­dren Ben­jamin, 13, and Han­nah, 11.

Col. JonathanFrasier

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