COL Jon Thompson
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COL Jon Thompson

Dates of Service: May 1985 - Jun 2015
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  • 2LT May 85
  • 1LT Nov 86
  • CPT Sep 89
  • MAJ Oct 97
  • LTC May 04
  • COL Nov 13
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1985

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Army Reserve Infantry Officer with over 30 years of Commissioned Officer service. Operational and Training assignments with 7ID, 3IDx2, 82d ABN, 10th MTN, SOCCENT, USACAPOC. Manager, Hertz Corporation, O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL 1996 - 2007 Senior Military Science Instructor, AROTC, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 2007 - 2013 Recruiting Operations Officer (GS-11) University of Northern Iowa Army ROTC, Cedar Falls, IA, November 2013 - present

Military Experiences

Dec 2013 - Jun 2015
Jul 2012 - May 2013
Chief, Counter-IED
Nov 2009 - Jun 2012
Apr 2008 - Jun 2009
Human Terrain Team Leader


(3 years, 6 months)
Jul 2012 - May 2013
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Chief of Counter-IED for Regional Command (South).CJTF-3
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Human Terrain Team Leader based in Baghdad, Iraq supporting 4th BCT, 10th MTN DIV (Patriots) and 3rd BCT, 82d ABN DIV (Panthers)
Jan 2005 - Apr 2005
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Embedded Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) LNO to CJTF-76.
Apr 2003 - Dec 2003
PSYOP Planner for Special Operations Command - Central/Combined-Joint Forces Special Operations Component Command.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Civilian Experiences

Nov 2013 - Present
Recruiting Operations Officer
Recruiting Operations Officer for the Army ROTC program at the University of Northern Iowa Army ROTC.

Personal Information

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