Col. Jeff Worthington biography

By Mr. William B King (2nd Signal Brigade)July 21, 2016

Col. Jeff Worthington
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COL Carl Jeffrey Worthington was born in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Texas Christian University as a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry.

Following the Infantry Officer's Basic Course, he was assigned to Fort Bragg, NC, where he served as a Platoon Leader in Company C, 2-504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in Company C, and as the Battalion S-4 in 50th Signal Battalion (Corps) (Forced Entry) (Airborne). After graduating the Signal Officer Advanced Course, he was assigned as the Battalion S-6, United Nations Command Security Battalion, Joint Security Area in Panmunjom, South Korea. He returned to Fort Bragg as the Brigade S-6, 18th Field Artillery Brigade. He then commanded Company D, 50th Signal Battalion (Corps) (Forced Entry) (Airborne) and served as the Assistant Brigade S-3, 35th Signal Brigade (Airborne). He then PCS'd to Hunter Army Airfield, GA, to serve as the Battalion S-6, 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, followed by another assignment to Fort Bragg as the J-3 of the Joint Communications Unit. Following this, he was stationed in Washington, DC as a Presidential Communications Officer and Presidential Response Officer, Chief of Current Operations, Command Representative in the White House Communications Agency. In 2010, COL Worthington assumed Command of 2nd Squadron, Joint Communications Support Element where served until 2013 before assuming the duties as Branch Chief, Operations Support, CENTCOM CCJ6. Following the Senior Service College, COL Worthington was assigned as the ACoS / G-3 for 335th Signal Command (Theater) (Provisional) in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

His military education includes the Basic and Advanced Airborne School; Ranger School; Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape -- Level C; the Military Freefall Course; the Infantry Officer Basic; the Signal Officer Advance Courses; the Combined Arms Staff Service School; the Army Command and General Staff College and the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University.

COL Worthington's awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Basic Military Freefall Badge, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and Canadian and German Parachutist Badge.


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