COL Jeffrey A. VanAntwerp
COL Jeffrey A. VanAntwerp was commissioned into the Infantry from the United States Military Academy in 1998. From West Point, he attended the infantry officer’s basic course at Ft. Benning, GA, and then traveled to Hawaii for assignment in the 25th Infantry Division, where he served as a Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Company Executive officer in 3rd BDE, 25th ID from 1999-2002. In 2001, he and his wife Therese were married.
Following their initial assignment, the VanAntwerps attended the Captain’s Career Course and were assigned to 1st BDE, 25th ID (SBCT) at Ft. Lewis, WA, where then-CAPT VanAntwerp served as a BDE A/S3 and Company Commander from 2003-2006 - including a deployment to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following Company Command, the family returned to West Point and attended Graduate School at Columbia University, before serving for one year as a Company Tactical Officer. In 2008, he assessed for and was selected to an Army Special Operations Unit, and served in Special Operations assignments until 2020, with the exception of 1yr at the Army War College from 2016-2017. During this time, he deployed to multiple locations in support of the war on terror. In the summer of 2020, he was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations at the 25th ID.
COL VanAntwerp and his wife Therese have seven children. They love children (you’d hope so!), sports, and pretty much anything in the ocean or outdoors, and feel very blessed with their current assignment.