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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Retiring Colonel with a Top Secret Security Clearance and 29 years of proven experience in the U.S. Army. Accomplished measurable results while leading effective teams of 40 – 800 personnel in dynamic and complex environments. Possesses an extensive background in Leadership, International Relations, Strategy, National Security and Military Affairs, and Joint, Multinational, and Interagency Operations derived from conducting domestic and international operations. Skilled at applying U.S. Army Doctrine, Leader Development, and Small-Group Educational Instruction. Recipient of multiple awards for outstanding performance and professionalism.

  • Leader Development
  • Small Group Instruction
  • Joint Operations
  • Interagency Operations
  • Graduate-level Curricula Development
  • U.S. Army Doctrine
  • Multinational Operations
  • National and Military Security Affairs
Work History
Director, Commander's Action Group, 06/2020 to Current
United States Army North (JFLCC) +65 Hours/Week City, STATE,
  • Responsible for developing and managing senior leader engagements to produce desired tactical, operational, and strategic effects.
  • Translated Commanding General's vision and stated objectives to Army Service Component Command and Joint Forces Land Component Command staff and subordinate units.
  • Enabled effective Mission Command and senior leader decision-making by integrating campaign plans and objectives with an effective communications strategy to support Homeland Defense, Defense Support of Civil Authorities, and Theater Security Cooperation operations.
Director of Protection, 06/2018 to 06/2020
U.S. Army North (JFLCC) +50 Hours/Week City, STATE,
  • Established, supervised, inspected, and exercised anti-terrorism and force protection programs in the US Northern Command Area of Responsibility.
  • Served as Protection Warfighting Function doctrine and subject matter expert to effectively advise the Commanding General and JFLCC Staff.
  • Led staff of 40 personnel responsible for collaborating with experts across the joint and interagency enterprise to effectively implement Force Protection Conditions and policies.
Command Inspector General, 06/2014 to 06/2018
U.S. Army North (JFLCC) +50 Hours/Week City, STATE,
  • Extended eyes and ears of the Commanding General by reporting on readiness, morale, efficiency, and discipline throughout the command.
  • Planned and supervised inspections of dozens of mission essential training programs, processes, and systems to ensure command readiness.
  • Ranked #3 out of 35 Colonels in the command.
Chief of Plans, 10/2012 to 05/2013
1st Infantry Division / CJTF-1 +70 Hours/Week City, ,
  • Led strategic and operational planning for deployed Combined Joint Task Force with 6x Brigade Combat Teams, 1x Multinational Brigade, and numerous other combined arms units from 9 different countries fighting in partnership with Afghanistan Security Forces across the Region.
  • Developed and assessed campaign plans and objectives to provide security and stability to +7 million Afghanistan citizens in a region sharing a 450-kilometer border with Pakistan.
  • Responsible for projecting future force requirements, unit deployment planning, and reliefs-in-place for a force of +18,000 U.S. Service members. Led 13-member team of joint, multinational, and interagency personnel to synchronize planning efforts across multiple commands and agencies.
  • Supervised development of the 1st Infantry Division redeployment and reset campaign plan to achieve the highest levels of readiness for Major Combat Operations.
Battalion Commander (CSL), 10/2010 to 10/2012
U.S. Army, 1st Infantry Division +65 Hours/Week City, STATE,
  • Responsible for training, readiness, morale, and well being of +800 Soldiers and their Families in five active component companies.
  • Prepared, deployed, received, and reset subordinate units and teams in support of U.S. Forces Command directed overseas combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Provided trained and ready forces to serve the Fort Riley military community by executing professional law enforcement operations.
  • Prepared the battalion to execute full spectrum expeditionary, tactical operations in a complex, joint, interagency, and multinational environment.
  • Mentored company and field-grade officers formally and informally to enable them to achieve their full potential.
  • Served concurrently as Director of Emergency Services supervising + 60-members with responsibility for all law enforcement, fire and emergency services, access control, and physical security.
  • Ranked #3 out of 34 Battalion Commanders in the 1st Infantry Division.
Deputy Brigade Commander, 06/2009 to 10/2010
United States Disciplinary Barracks +50 Hours/Week City, STATE,
  • Supervised Brigade Staff and with responsibility for operations, training, plans, human resources, and logistics for +1200 Soldiers and their Families.
  • Coordinated with adjacent units, higher headquarters, and other agencies to ensure complex, U.S. Army Corrections Operations were resourced to standard.
  • Developed and managed Brigade budget in excess $1.6M.
  • Ranked #1 out of 6 Lieutenant Colonels in Brigade.
Chief of Protection / Observer Trainer , 06/2007 to 06/2009
Battle Command Training Program +50 Hours/Week City, STATE,
  • Gathered, processed, and analyzed data and observations in order to facilitate small group discussions and instruction at the General Officer and Division, Corps, and ASCC Staff level which resulted in 100% trained combat leaders and units during +20 National-level exercises.
  • Instructed, coached, and mentored dozens of commanders and staff officers during exercises resulting in achievement of 100% of unit training objectives.
  • Provided doctrinal expertise and experience to tactical-strategic planning efforts which enabled senior Army leaders to formulate doctrine and curriculum at the Centers of Excellence.
  • Ranked #3 out of +30 MAJs and LTCs in the Operations Group.
Battalion Operations Officer, 06/2005 to 06/2007
793rd Military Police Battalion +65 Hours/Week City, ,
  • Responsible for conducting extensive Joint, Interagency, and multi-national coordination to enable battalion operations.
  • Directed and synchronized combat operations for 10 companies in Iraq.
  • Managed all planning, operations, and training for 9 subordinate companies in Germany to achieve and sustain readiness.
  • Ranked #1 of 10 MAJs in the Brigade.
Brigade Planner , 06/2004 to 06/2005
18th Military Police Brigade +65 Hours/Week City, ,
  • Developed the Brigade deployment campaign plan for combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Managed daily combat operations for three U.S. Army battalions, and one USAF squadron dispersed over 600 KM in Iraq.
  • Led successful planning efforts involving a +200 personnel combined-arms team to reassert authority and control at the largest detention facility in Iraq following a hostile detainee uprising.
Small Group Instructor (MP School), 02/2002 to 06/2003
Maneuver Support Center +50 Hours/Week City, STATE,
  • Served as Small Group Instructor for 14 Military Police Captain Career Courses preparing the officers for both staff and command positions.
  • Instructed core curriculum including +150 subject matter areas using the experiential learning model over 18-week cycles providing +400 students with current doctrine, and the skills and attributes to lead successfully.
  • Evaluated students written and oral presentations.
  • Led process to evaluate, revise, and update the course curriculum to accommodate new U.S. Army doctrine
  • Updated and prepared +40 course lesson plans, syllabi, examinations, and practical exercises to enable educational objectives.
  • Selected to deploy with the Operation Iraqi Freedom Study Group - conducted extensive research and co-authored "On Point," which documented the invasion.
  • Achieved a perfect 100% student graduation rate.
  • Ranked #1 out of 12 Small Group Instructors.
  • Selected as the Maneuver Support Center Instructor of the Year.
Various Leadership and Management Positions , 11/1992 to 02/2001
U.S. Army +60 Hours/Week City, ,
  • Commanded three different companies including the Headquarters Company, 716th MP Battalion, 1st Military Police Company of the 1st Infantry Division, and the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Infantry Division.
  • Led the 1st MP Company during the deployment of 1st Infantry Division initial entry forces into Kosovo. Company received the J.P. Holland Award - recognized as the best MP Company in the Army.
  • Served as Base Support Battalion Provost Marshal in Ansbach, Germany for a community of +8,500 Soldiers and their Families supervising 53 personnel executing professional law enforcement and emergency services.
  • Led a platoon to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the Haitian and Cuban Migrant crisis in 1994. Served as officer in charge of 4 different migrant camps.
Master of Arts: National Security Studies, Expected in 2014
U.S. Air Force War College - Montgomery, AL,
Master of Arts: Education, Expected in 2003
Drury University - Springfield, MO
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Expected in 1992
The University of Montana - Missoula, MT
Education (Non-degree)

U.S. Army Inspector General Course: 2014

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Tactical Commander's Development Program: 2010

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (Resident): MEL 4: 2004

Total Army Instructor Training Course: 2001


Joint Qualified Officer: Pending June 2021 Board

Joint Professional Education (JPME) Level II: U.S. Air Force War College: May 2014

Joint Professional Education (JPME) Level I: U.S. Army CGSC (Resident): 2004


General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award (1st Infantry Division): 1999

General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award (United States Army Europe): 2000

Military Police Order of the Marchusee

U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center Instructor of the Year: 2002

Finalist, Training and Doctrine Command Instructor of the Year: 2002

J.P Holland Award (Best MP Company in the Army): 1999

Operation Iraqi Freedom Study Group - co-author of the book "On Point:" 2003

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School Attended
  • U.S. Air Force War College
  • Drury University
  • The University of Montana
Job Titles Held:
  • Director, Commander's Action Group
  • Director of Protection
  • Command Inspector General
  • Chief of Plans
  • Battalion Commander (CSL)
  • Deputy Brigade Commander
  • Chief of Protection / Observer Trainer
  • Battalion Operations Officer
  • Brigade Planner
  • Small Group Instructor (MP School)
  • Various Leadership and Management Positions
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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