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.
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.”