Colonel Jered Helwig was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps branch detailed to Armor in 1994 after graduating from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University (Eisenhower School). Colonel Helwig is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Scout Platoon Leaders Course, Combined Logistics Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, National Defense University (Senior Service College), and Jumpmaster School.
Colonel Helwig’s operational experience encompasses a career spent mostly in tactical units with two deployments to Afghanistan, one deployment to Iraq, one deployment to Bosnia and one deployment to Haiti.
In 24 years of service, Colonel Helwig’s assignments include: Platoon Leader and Troop Executive Officer (XO) in the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk Louisiana; Transportation officer of the 173rd Airborne BDE in Vicenza, Italy; Company Commander of the 70th Transportation Company in Mannheim, Germany; JCS/OSD intern at OSD (Personnel and Readiness) in the Pentagon; Support Operations (SPO) Plans / Assistant SPO for the 82nd Sustainment BDE, S4 and later XO for the 2nd Brigade 82nd Airborne Division, Battalion XO for the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, and Secretary of the General Staff for the 1st Theater Support Command all at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Commander of the 710th Brigade Support Battalion in 3rd Brigade 10th Mountain Division (Spartans), G4 of the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, New York; CJTF4 of Regional Command (East) in Afghanistan; Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment BDE (Providers), Fort Stewart, GA; Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General AMC, Redstone Arsenal, AL.
Colonel Helwig’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (1 OLC), the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Badge.
This page last updated: January 7, 2019