Col. John W. Hankins

Colonel John W. Hankins enlisted in the Army Jan. 25, 1994 and was commissioned an Adjutant General Corps Second Lieutenant through the Army Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Ga., on May 30, 1996.  His assignments include Fort Bragg, N.C.; Germany; Alexandria, Va.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Washington, D.C.

Col. Hankins’ last job before coming to Fort Jackson was as Joint Staff Secretary for the Directorate of Management at the Pentagon. His previous assignments include Chief, J-1 Military Personnel Branch, The Joint Staff, Pentagon; Military Personnel Policy Officer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Military Personnel and Quality of Life, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Pentagon; Chief, Human Resource Operations, Coalition Joint Task Force-3/U.S. Forces-Afghanistan; Division G-1, 3rd Infantry Division; Executive Officer to the FORSCOM G1, United States Army Forces Command; Battalion Executive and Operations Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Coalition Task Force-82 (Afghanistan) and 82nd Airborne Division; Deputy G1, Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division; Adjutant General Corps Majors and Lieutenant Colonels Assignment Officer, Army Human Resources Command; Brigade S1, Task Force 4-82 (Afghanistan) and 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division; Chief, G1 Enlisted Strength Management, Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division; Chief, Army Compartmented Element, G1 Sensitive Activities Cell, Headquarters, United States Army Special Operations Command; Deputy G1, Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division; Deputy C1, Coalition Task Force-82 (Afghanistan); Commander, Alpha Company, 82nd Soldier Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division; Executive Officer, Alpha Company, 38th Personnel Services Battalion, 1st Personnel Command; Brigade S1, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, V Corps; and Assistant to the SGS, Headquarters, United States Army Special Operations Command.

 His military education and schools include Senior Service College at National Defense University – Eisenhower, where he received a Master of Science in National Defense Strategy, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, and Jumpmaster School.  His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with minors in Coaching and Business from Southeast Missouri State University, 1993, and a Master of Science in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University, 2008.

 Colonel Hankins is married with two children.