MAJ John Drake

MAJ John Drake

Dates of Service: Mar 1990 - May 2012
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  • 2LT May 89
  • 1LT Mar 92
  • CPT Jun 94
  • MAJ Jul 04
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1989

Recent Activity  -


13 Years as a RA Armor Officer. 2 Years in the MSARNG as an Artillery BN S2 (Still a Cavalryman) 8 Years in the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, SCARNG (Still...A Cavalryman) Now retired Married to Gabrielle Herrera since 1994 We have 2 children, Nathaniel 16 and Isabella 10. I work in the Family Business using my college degree. Certified SC Pesticide Applicator, specializing in Turf, Ornamental, Tree and Aquatic pesticide applications. Former President of the Piedmont Association of Professional Horticulturists. Member of the South Carolina Landscape and Turfgrass Assn. and the Palmetto Aquatic Plant MGT Society

Military Experiences

Jul 2007 - May 2012
263rd AAMDC
M-JADOC Tactical Director
Jul 2005 - Jul 2007
263rd AAMDC


(10 months)
Mar 2004
Operation Juniper Cobra (Joint Exercise) Aide de Camp for Commander 263d AAMDC
Oct 1993 - Dec 1993
Operation Intrinsic Action
Assistant S4 / Unit Movement Officer 3/3 ACR
Sep 1990 - Feb 1991
Persian/Arabian Gulf
2nd Platoon Leader, I / 3 ACR

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools


Battalion Motor Officer's Course


Joint Deployment Officers Course

Jul 1984

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1985 - 1989

1985 - 1989

Clemson University

Bachelor's Degree, Ornamental Horticulture