COL Jon P. Myers

 

Colonel Jon P. Myers hails from Ocie, Missouri and upon graduation from the Florida Institute of Technology Army ROTC program; he received his commission in the Military Police Corps in 1997. Following graduation, he attended the MP Basic Officer Course at Fort McCllelan, Alabama and his first assignment was in Wiesbaden, Germany where he was a movement control team OIC and then a platoon leader in the 527th MP Company, deploying to the Balkans under Operation Joint Guard (1998) and Joint Forge (1999).

Colonel Myers graduated from the MP Captain’s Course in 2001 where he received a M.A. in Business and Organizational Security from Webster’s University and then attended airborne school en route to Fort Bragg, NC. During his tour at Fort Bragg, he was assigned to 1st COSCOM as part of the 330th Movement Control Battalion and then the 503d MP BN (ABN) where he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as a battle captain in 2003 before returning to Iraq as the Company Commander of Mighty Mighty 118th MP CO (ABN) during OIF II-III (2004-2005). In 2005, Colonel Myers was assigned to the 8th MP BDE (Seoul, ROK) where he was a Brigade A/S3/training officer and he moved with the HHC to Hawaii in 2006. Colonel Myers became the Battalion S3, 728th MP Battalion in 2007 and deployed with the unit to OIF as part of the 2007-2009 Surge, in MND-N and Mosul, Iraq, serving 25 months as S3.

In 2009, Colonel Myers attended ILE followed by graduation from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) with a MMAS in Theater Operations at Fort Leavenworth in 2011. In 2011, Colonel Myers returned to Fort Bragg, deploying with XVIII Airborne Corps as a J/G35 Future Operations maneuver planner to the conclusion of Operation New Dawn and then he was the Joint Operational Access Exercise (JOAX) lead planner/deputy provost marshal for the Corps in 2012-2013.

In 2013, Colonel Myers assumed command of 519th MP Battalion at Fort Polk and following command, he became the Deputy Brigade Commander of 16th MP Brigade, Fort Bragg. In 2017, Colonel Myers graduated from the U.S. Naval War College with a M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies and stayed on to instruct both intermediate and senior level courses in Security Strategies as part of the National Security Affairs Department from 2017-2019, becoming joint qualified.

Colonel Myers’ awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Iraq Campaign Medal (5 stars), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2 OLC), Navy Unit Citation, the Combat Action Badge, and Senior Parachutist Badge.