Alumni Public Service Award Recipient
The Alumni Public Service Award (previously the Alumni Community Service Award) recognizes an alumnus who dedicates personal time and energy towards their community and uses their education and experiences gained at APUS to promote public service causes.
Jason Cvarcara | 2017 Award Recipient
Jason is the president and owner of Silbar Security of Phoenix, which was developed in 2017. Silbar Security of Phoenix specializes in onsite security officers and roving vehicle patrol services; it allows him to combine his passions of providing security for others with his love for business. He is also a Senior Master Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves at Luke Air Force Base, where he serves as a First Sergeant. Jason has also worked as a police officer for the City of Phoenix, has worked as a Conciliation Specialist with the Department of Justice’s Community Relations Service, and has served eight years on active duty in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces member.
After graduating from American Military University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security, he continued to further his education. In 2014, he obtained a Master of Arts in International Security from the University of Arizona. Jason has been recognized over the years for his dedication to his chosen professions and his community. Just recently, he was chosen as the 2016 First Sergeant of the Year for the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona and in 2015 was the recipient of the University of Arizona’s Veterans Award for Distinguished Service, which is given to an alumnus veteran who has made a positive impact on their local, national, international, or veteran community.
Jason is currently in the process of starting a non-profit organization aimed at helping young children who are fighting diseases by sending them care packages that include a military bear, United States flag, and a card containing words of encouragement from military members. Born in Fargo, ND and raised in a military family all over the United States and Europe, Jason now lives in the Phoenix, AZ area with his wife and four children.