Lt. Col. Whitney O. Jensen

United States Army, New York City Recruiting Battalion Commander

Lt. Col. Whitney Jensen is a native of Gilroy, California. She enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserve on the Army’s Birthday, June 14, 1996, as a Private. A graduate of the University of South Alabama, she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps in

She currently serves as the Commander for the U.S. Army New York City Recruiting Battalion, responsible for recruiting in the NYC, Long Island, and Westchester counties – the best volunteers for service in the U.S. Army.

Jensen’s previous key assignments include Platoon Leader, 21st Military Police Company (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, 529th Military Police Company (Honor Guard) Heidelberg, Germany; Task Force Biometrics Operations Officer, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, Bagram, Afghanistan; Battalion S3 Operations Office and Executive Officer, 504th Military Police Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington; Corps Planner, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Strategy, Plans, and Policy Branch Chief, HQDA G-3/5/7 (G-34 Protection), the Pentagon; and Commander, 502D Military Police Battalion (CID), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Jensen has three combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, one combat deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and one operational deployment in support of KFOR in Kosovo.

Jensen’s civilian education includes: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; Masters of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management; and Masters of Military Arts and Science. She is a graduate of the Military Police Officer Basic and Captain Career Courses and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. She is also a Senior Service College selectee.

Jensen’s military decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC); Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Army Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC); Afghanistan (3) and Iraq Campaign Medals; Global War on Terrorism and NATO Medals; Senior Parachutist and Air Assault Badges; and the Army Staff and Basic Recruiter Badges.

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