Richard L. Jenkins, Jr.

JENKINS,JR.,RICHARD
Richard L. Jenkins, Jr.

Richard L. Jenkins, Jr.

Colonel Richard Lloyd Jenkins was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 22 August 1968. His first duty assignment was as Mortar Platoon Leader, HHC 1/19 Infantry, 24 ID, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Infantry Platoon Leader, B/1/2 Infantry, 1 ID, Republic of Vietnam; Support Platoon Leader, HHC, 1/2 Infantry, 1 ID, Republic of Vietnam; USAR Advisor, Sheboygan, WI; Battalion Motor Officer, 1/116 Infantry, 116 Sep Bde; Headquarters Commandant, 1/116 Infantry, 116 Sep Bde; Rifle Company Commander, A/1/116/116 Sep Bde; Battalion Adjutant, 1/116 Infantry, 116 Sep Bde; Battalion Opns Officer, 1/116 Infantry, 116 Sep Bde; Brigade Adjutant, 116 Sep Bde; Battalion Commander, 1/116 Infantry, 116 Sep Bde; Division Civil Affairs Officer, G5, 29 LID; Logistics Plans Officer, Headquarters STARC VA; Liaison Officer, Headquarters STARC VA; Project Officer, Headquarters Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia; Coordinator for Military Construction, USAED, OMAHANE. | His military schools include: Jungle Operations Training, Infantry Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College. Colonel Jenkins holds a BS Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/V Device, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1994

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01686