Jerry S. Edwards
Colonel Jerry S. Edwards graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate Class Number 2, 30 August 1951. During the Korean Conflict, he served as a Platoon Leader and as a Company Commander for the 45th Infantry Division. He then joined Camp Eta Jima, Japan where he served as a Company Commander for two years. After Japan, Colonel Edwards went to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he instructed Infantry Tactics for the U.S. Army Artillery School. | He then returned to Fort Benning to attend the Infantry Officer Advance Course. After the Advance Course, he returned Japan as the S-3 of the 503rd Airborne Infantry in Okinawa. Three years later, he returned to CONUS where he was a student at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and then to Vietnam as Commander of the 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry. | Colonel Edwards then joined Headquarters, Department of the Army as a Staff Officer for the Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development in the Pentagon and after that he went to the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. A second tour to Republic of Vietnam came in 1970 where he was the Plans Officer for Headquarters, Military Assistance Command Vietnam. Colonel Edwards then returned once again to the Pentagon where he served as Chief of the Army Operations Center, and from there, to Commander of the 2nd Basic Combat Training Brigade. | His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, The Distinguished Flying Cross, The Bronze Star with V Device, The Air Medal, and The Combat Infantryman Badge with Star.