Col. John W. Hankins
Colonel Hankins, a Wardell, Missouri native, enlisted in the Army on Jan. 25, 1994 through Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and was commissioned an Adjutant General Corps Second Lieutenant through the Army Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia on May 30, 1996. His assignments include Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Germany; Alexandria, Virginia; Fort Stewart, Georgia; and the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Colonel Hankins' military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 3 Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (with Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 3), North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (with Bronze Star), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Superior Unit Citation, Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge.
Colonel Hankins and his wife Tracy have two children – Anne Marie (age 25) and John (age 22).