Jeffrey R. Earley is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio.
He is a 1972 graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and was
commissioned in 1976 as a Distinguished Military Graduate of Monmouth College,
Monmouth, Illinois. His military
education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Course, the US
Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the US Army War College.
He holds a master’s degree in Management from Webster University.
initial assignment was Supply Officer, Battalion Property Book Officer and
Supply Platoon Leader with the 75th Support Battalion, 194th
Armored Brigade (Sep), Fort Knox, Kentucky.
He was transferred to Fort Lee, Virginia, where he served as aide-de-camp
to Commander, Troop Support Agency and attended the Quartermaster Advanced
Course. His next assignment was to
Korea, where he served as Alpha Company Commander, 2nd Supply &
Transportation Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division.
Upon his return from Korea, he attended Rigger School enroute to Fort
Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as Operations Officer and later as
Commander of the 612th Quartermaster Company (Aerial Delivery), 1st
Corps Support Command. He continued
his career at Fort Bragg where he assumed command of 364th Supply and
Service Company (Direct Support). He
deployed this unit to Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada, in October 1983.
After completing his tour at Fort Bragg he was assigned to the Military
Personnel Center in Alexandria, Virginia, where he served as Board Recorder,
Department of the Army, Secretariat for Selection Boards and as Professional
Development Officer, Quartermaster Branch. His
next assignment was Fulda, Germany, where he served as Executive Officer,
Support Squadron, Director of Logistics, and Regimental S-4, 11th
Armored Cavalry Regiment. Following
his return from Kuwait and Germany, he was assigned as Deputy G-3, 1st
Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Colonel Earley assumed command of 27th Main Support Battalion,
1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
In July 1995, he became Quartermaster Branch Chief, Department of the
Army, Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia.
Following that assignment, he attended the US Army War College, Carlisle,
Earley was then assigned to Fort Campbell as the Director Human Resources
Business Center and later commanded the 101st Corps Support Group.
After command, Colonel Earley was assigned to Fort Belvoir, Virginia,
where he assumed the position as Executive Officer to the Director, Defense
Logistics Agency. Colonel Earley is
now retired from Active Duty.
Colonel Earley’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Saudi Arabian Liberation Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, the Parachute Rigger Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.