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Colonel Jerry Crews, USA (ret.) “has served as an Infantry officer with a tour of duty in the Republic of Vietnam as a Special Forces officer. Upon completion of helicopter flight training, he returned to Vietnam and served his second tour with the 101st Airborne Division as a company commander and staff officer flying more than 1,000 combat hours. He has more than 10 years command experience in Special Forces, Infantry, Aviation, Recruiting, and has held command and staff positions at every level in Army aviation including command of an Air Cavalry Combat Aviation brigade.


His personnel staff experience includes more than 5 years of multiple tours of duty in the Pentagon on the Army staff, Joint staff and as the military assistant and aide to the Secretary of the Army. He has also served in the Army's personnel command, in Alexandria, VA, as the assignment branch chief for all aviators, Division Chief for the Warrant Officer Corps of more than 15,000 officers, and as the Deputy Director for the Army's Officer Placement Management Directorate.


Colonel Crews' military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (3 awards), Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Metal (5 awards), Air Medal (28 awards), Army Commendation Medal (6 awards), and various other service and Presidential unit citations. He has also earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab and is a Master Army Aviator. Crews is a graduate of The Armed Forces Staff College and The National War College. He also has a B.A. in Sociology from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and an M.A. in Sociology from Mississippi College, Clinton, MS.” Colonel Jerry Crews is the author of Jump Start Your Career: Finding the Right Job after Military Service.

Jump Start Your Career: Finding the Right Job after Military Service
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According to the book description of Jump Start Your Career: Finding the Right Job after Military Service, “Author Jerry Crews has more than 35 years of military service and travels across the country counseling members of the armed forces about to enter the civilian work force. Crews makes this transition process simple by detailing a transition execution plan that uses the military's basic planning principles. Topics also follow a military approach with their concise, simple and to-the-point style. Jump Start Your Career has three objectives.


First, to help service members recognize that their core values, work ethic, and self-discipline will translate into civilian work force success. Likewise, the second goal is to instill a sense of confidence. Finally, the book aims to motivate retiring military members by making the transition process simple, balanced, and approachable. The book is written primarily for current military members who are leaving service in the civilian workforce. However, anyone--civilian or military, young or old—changing careers or jobs, can benefit from the basic principles of Jump Start Your Career.”

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