Vandon Ellis Jenerette
Major Vandon Ellis Jenerette was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School Class 1-73, 51st Student Battalion USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia, 16 January 1973. His first duty assignment was as Assistant Adjutant, Headquarters, 1st Special Forces Group Airborne, Security Assistance Forces Asia, Okinawa. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, Redeye Platoon Leader, and Acting Commander, CSC 1st Battalion 9th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea; U.S. Platoon Leader/Company XO, United Nations Command Honor Guard Detachment, Eighth U.S. Army and United Nations Command, Yong San Garrison, Seoul, Korea; Executive Officer, Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kansas; S-4, Headquarters, 1st Military Intelligence Battalion (Provisional), 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kansas; Commander, Company E, (Basic Training) 4th Battalion, 1st Training Brigade, Fort Dix, New Jersey; G-3, Operations Section, 4th Reserve Officer Training Corps Region, Fort Lewis, Washington; Public Affairs Officer, Headquarters 3rd Armored Division, Frankfurt, Germany; Command Information Officer, Public Affairs Office, Headquarters V Corps, Frankfurt, Germany. | At the time of his induction, Major Jenerette was serving as Congressional Policy Advisor and Member of the 1st U.S. Congressional District Military and Veterans Advisory Council.