Thursday, October 3, 2013
Lieutenant Colonel (P) David Jenkins, a native of St. Stephen, has been promoted to Assistant Chief of Staff G6 fo rthe 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, in the South Carolina National Guard.
A promotion ceremony was recently held in his honor.
Jenkins grew up in St. Stephen, and is a graduate of S.C. State University. He earned a Master’s degree in International Business from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and a Master in Strategic Studies from the Army’s Senior Staff College. He has lived in places around the world, and currently lives in Lexington, Ky.
Jenkins, who began his decorated military career as an ROTC cadet at S.C. State, deployed to Afghanistan as a member of the 228th Signal Brigade Forward Four in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He has held a number of posts in the S.C. Army National Guard, including Platoon Leader, Company Commander and Battalion Commander of the 151st Signal Battalion.
He has received numerous military awards and honors, including the Bronze Star; Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Amry Reserve Component Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; and the Army Service Ribbon.
Jenkins is the Senior IT Program Management Office Manager for LEXMARK International. He lives in Lexington with his wife Dionne, son Dillon, and twin daughters Sydney and Aubrey.