Jacob D Jurden

A photo of Jacob Jurden

Senior Military Instructor

Military Science and Leadership

18 Roosevelt Hall


[email protected]


  • Airborne School
  • Air Assault School
  • Ranger School
  • Warrior Leaders Course
  • Advanced Leaders Course
  • Senior Leaders Course
  • Equal Opportunity Leaders Course
  • Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program Course
  • Army Combative Level One Course
  • Combat Life Savers Course
  • Jumpmaster Course
  • BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from Liberty University

Professional Summary

I enlisted on 12 May 2001 in Greenville, MI and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, GA. My assignments include 2-187th IN, 3rd BDE, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where I served as a Rifleman, Grenadier, Squad Automatic Rifleman, M240B Gunner, and Infantry Gun Team Leader. 2-506th IN, 4th BDE, 101st Airborne Division, I served as a Team leader and Squad Leader. Grand Rapids Company, Great Lakes Battalion, 3rd BDE, USAREC, I served as a Detail Recruiter. 3-7 IN, 4th BDE, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA, I served as a Weapons Squad Leader. Able Company, 4-9 IN, 4/2 (SBCT), JBLM, I served as a Platoon Sergeant. HQ Company, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC, I served as the Chief of Operations. G3, Operations Company, HHBN, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC, I served as the G3 NCOIC. Then served as the Operations Company First Sergeant, HHBN, XVIII Airborne Corps, Alpha Company and HHC First Sergeant for 2/505 3BCT, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC and now Eastern Michigan University's Senior Military Instructor.

Patents / Awards / Grants

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (1 silver oak leaf/ 2 oak leaf)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Valorous Unit Award
  • Meritorious Unit Citation (1 oak leaf)
  • Army Good Conduct Medal (5th Award)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal (4th Award)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (number 3)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon (number 3)
  • Ranger Tab
  • Combat Infantryman Badge
  • Expert Infantryman Badge
  • Senior Parachutist Badge
  • Air Assault Badge
  • Army Gold Recruiters Badge

Additional Information

I am married to the former Shannon Melissa Whitlow of Bedford, Indiana. I have five children, Georgia Caroline Jurden (13 years old), Ruth Emma Jurden (11 years old), Samuel Wayne Jurden (4 years old), Kimberly Michele Jurden (2 years old) and Chloe Jeannette Jurden (1 year old).