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1st SGT Robert Riley
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MBA Strategic Leadership, TUI University
B.S. Business Administration (Marketing), Colorado Technical University
Associate of Applied Science (Career Counseling), Mountwest C&TC
LTC Jerry Owens
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Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Owens graduated from Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz, CA in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received
his Masters of Divinity from The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, MO in 1985. In 2000 he received a Master’s Degree in American Studies from The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Chaplain Owens’ military
education includes the Chaplain Officer Basic Course in 1988, the Career Course in 1995, Combined Arms Services and Staff School (CAS3) in 1998, Army Command & General Staff College (CGSC) in 2001. and the Chaplain LTC Course in 2005.
He is the proud son of a Non-Commissioned Officer, has been traveling most of his life to include living 3 years in Tokyo, Japan and attended middle school and high school in Port Hueneme, CA.
During his 28 years on active duty, he has served in a number of troop, staff and school positions in CONUS and OCONUS locations, including Germany, Korea and Iraq. His military assignments include -- nine years as a battalion chaplain: 3 years for the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment at Fort Riley, Kansas (88-89), 4 years with the 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment at Baumholder, Germany (90-93), 2 years with 326th Engineers at Fort Campbell, Kentucky (95-96); four years as a brigade chaplain: 1 year with the 2nd of the 502d Infantry Brigade, 101st Infantry Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky (96), 2 years with the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Meade, Maryland (98-99), the 11th Aviation Brigade, Camp Stanley, South Korea; served as the Deputy Division Chaplain for the 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, Korea (04), The Regimental Chaplain and Instructor at the Quartermaster Center and School, Fort Lee, Virginia (01-02 ), and the Resource Manager, Deputy Installation Chaplain and Senior Pastor of Regimental Memorial Chapel, Fort Eustis, Virginia (05-07); served as the Deputy Command Chaplain for the Intelligence and Security Command (INCOM), Fort Belvoir, Virginia (08-10); served as the Command Chaplain for the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) before becoming the Installation Command Chaplain, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (11-16). He also served as the Assistant Brigade Chaplain for the 11th Aviation Brigade as a part of V Corps during Desert Shield/Desert Storm (91).
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), Global War on Terrorism for Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (two awards), and the Air Assault Badge.
Lieutenant Colonel Owens has been married for 33 years to the former Pamela Kaye Lake. They have two children: Chase and Chelsea. Chase served in the Navy in Sea, Land and Air Search and Rescue until recently and now works and lives in Littlerock, Arkansas. Chelsea is married to an officer in the British Royal Navy and lives in Portsmouth, England.
Lieutenant Colonel Owens’ heroes have always been Soldiers and the Families that support them. It has been his honor to serve the Soldiers and Families that he so admires. He retains a passion for sports and exercise and is a die hard New England Patriot Fan.