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Commander

COL Jennifer McDonough

Colonel Jennifer McDonough, a native of New Iberia, Louisiana, enlisted in the U.S. Army as a preventive medicine specialist in 1998 after attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning (known as Fort Moore since 2023), Georgia, and commissioned in August 2000 as an ordnance officer. She began her career in the 595th Maintenance Company, 498th Corps Support Battalion, in Songnam, South Korea, where she served as a platoon leader, shop officer, and executive officer. In 2002, McDonough was assigned to 4th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Hood (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023), Texas. She served as a company executive officer and as support operations maintenance officer while deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom 1. After completing the Captain’s Career Course, she returned to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and took command of the Forward Support Company assigned to 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, where she deployed the company back to Iraq.​

McDonough was selected for the Joint Chief of Staff/Office of the Secretary of Defense Intern Program. Upon graduating from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in policy management in 2008, she served as the operations officer for the Joint Staff J4 and as a Senate legislative liaison for the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison. In 2010, she was assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Fort Bragg (known as Fort Liberty since 2023), North Carolina. She served as the BCT S4 and the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion executive officer. ​

In 2012, she was then assigned to a Special Operations Task Force in Washington, D.C., where she served as a support operations officer, troop commander, and chief of staff for a forward deployed Joint Task Force, and the unit’s G4, logistics officer. Once assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in 2017, she commanded the 225th Brigade Support Battalion, served as the division G4, and later as the acting chief of staff of the division.​

McDonough graduated from the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School with a master’s degree in national security and resource strategy with a concentration in global supply chain management and logistics in June 2021. Following war college, she served as the Cohesion Assessment Team lead and later as chief of staff for the Secretary of the Army’s People First Task Force.​

Her military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Captain’s Career Course, the Command and General Staff College, and National Defense University’s Eisenhower School. Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Leaf, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and other commendation and achievement medals. She has also earned the Combat Action Badge, the Joint Staff Badge, the Army Staff Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Jungle Tab.

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Command Sergeant Major

CSM Jeffrey L. Campbell

Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey L. Campbell is a native of Tacoma, Washington. Upon enlisting in the Army on August 5, 1992, he attended basic training and the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

 

Campbell's assignments include Human Resources Command, Force Sustainment Division and Quartermaster Branch sergeant major; Fort Knox, Kentucky I Corps, deputy chief of staff, G4 sergeant major; command sergeant major 296th Brigade Support Battalion, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington; The U.S. Army Europe deputy chief of staff, G4 sergeant major, Wiesbaden, Germany; 2nd Infantry Division culinary management sergeant major, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; first sergeant Headquarters and Headquarters Company 4th Division Sustainment Brigade, Fort Carson, Colorado; first sergeant Whiskey and Tango Company, Fort Lee (known as Fort Gregg-Adams since 2023), Virginia; drill sergeant and senior drill sergeant Tango and Romeo Company 266th and 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Fort Lee.

Campbell has completed all levels of the Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development System. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 63 "ALL IN.” He has also completed the First Sergeant Course, Combatives Level 1, Drill Sergeant School, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course, Senior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, and the Basic Leader Course.

Command Sergeant Major Campbell deployed in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Joint Endeavor.

His awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster; the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Drill Sergeant Badge and the Order of Saint Martin (Distinguished Medallion).