TO: Senior TAC
FROM: WOC Jordan
8 March 2009
Autobiography of John Jordan
I was born to Preston and Myra Jordan on March 1st 1978 in the city of Frankfurt Germany. We moved around a little here and there because my father worked with the Army as a contractor. Most of my memories are from middle school to now, so that’s where I’ll begin.
I started middle school in Gurley Alabama shortly after returning from Germany. After a few years there, I returned to Germany, where I continued my middle school in Nurnberg. Just after completion of middle school I came back to the United States where I started and graduated from Brewer High School in Florette Alabama. During my time there at Brewer I realized what I wanted to do with my life and joined the Alabama Army National Guard as a 24T, Patriot Enhanced Fire Control Operator/Maintainer.
I conducted my Basic Training at Ft Jackson between my Junior and Senior years at Brewer. After graduating high school I left for Ft. Bliss Texas, where I completed training for the MOS 24T. After my training I returned to Alabama where I started working for a company called SCI. While working there I spent several weekends going through the drills with the National Guard unit I was assigned to and realized that I wanted more than just weekends. Shortly after, I enlisted in the active Army and was retrained. I joined the Army as a 55B, Ammunition Specialist.
I conducted my MOS training as a re-class Soldier at Redstone Arsenal where I finished training as Honor Graduate of my Class. Just after graduation I married my first wife Natalie. We then prepared for my first tour in the military. I received my first assignment to Wiesbaden Germany, where I was assigned to the 19th Corps Material Management Center. After being there for a little over a...