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Colonel Jon Howerton

Deputy Commanding Officer - Maneuver

Deputy Commanding General Maneuver, Click Here for a High Resolution ImageCOL Jon Howerton assumed duties as the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-US Combined Division deputy commanding officer-maneuver in June 2017.

The son of a retired Army officer, COL Howerton grew up on posts, camps, and stations across the continental United States and in Europe. He was commissioned in 1990 into the Field Artillery through ROTC at Texas Christian University. COL Howerton is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. He also served as a National Security Fellow at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.

COL Howerton’s previous command assignments include commanding Howitzer Battery, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA and in Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Guard; 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Carson, CO and in Iraq supporting both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn; and the 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI.

He has also served in a variety of leadership and staff positions with tours in the Hawaii, Texas, Republic of Korea, Louisiana, Germany, Colorado, Iraq, and Washington DC. Notable assignments include being a Platoon Leader and Battalion Fire Direction Officer in 1st Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, Schofield Barracks, HI; Battalion Fire Support Officer for 4th Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Fort Hood, TX and in the Republic of Korea; Squadron Fire Support Officer for 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA; Observer/Controller at the Combat Maneuver Training Center, Hohenfels, Germany; Brigade Fire Support Officer for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO and in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom; Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer for 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Carson, CO and in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom; the Senior Military Aide to Vice President of the United States, the White House; and the Executive Officer to the Commanding General, United States Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, HI and the Chief, Army Legislative Liaison, the Pentagon.

COL Howerton is married and hastwo children.

 

 

 

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