JOHNATHON JOBSON

Command Mechanical Hire: Jonathan Jobson

★ ARMY

Military Occupational Specialty, 63B Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Johnathon comes to Command Mechanical Group (CMG) via the Veterans in Piping Program (VIP). This program is hosted by the United Association and is one of the top in the nation. VIP has put countless veterans into high paying jobs within the piping trades all over the U.S. In the VIP program soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines spend their last few months of active duty learning to weld and learning about the trade. These men and woman are then placed into local unions in their home towns. To learn more about this amazing program, check out the website: http://www.ua.org/veteran

Awards

* Afghanistan campaign medal with campaign star * Army Commendation medal 3rd award * Army Achievement medal 2nd award * Army Superior Achievement medal * Army Good Conduct Medal 3rd Award * Army Reserve Component Achievement medal * National Defense Service medal * Armed forces Expeditionary medal * Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal * Global War on Terror Service medal * Humanitarian Aid/Service Medal * Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star * Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon * Army Service Ribbon *Overseas Service Ribbon 3rd award *Army Reserve overseas training medal *Armed forces Reserve Component medal with M device *Driver Mechanic badge

Services

Johnathon started his career in the military with the Army Reserve in 2001. He found himself in basic training during that dark day in September when the planes hit the world trade center. After completing his basic and advanced individual training, Johnathon returned home to prepare for a deployment to Kuwait in 2003-2004. While deployed to Kuwait Johnathon took part in several convoy operation missions into Iraq. After completing his first Army reserve enlistment, Johnathon took a full time stateside position with the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) and was deployed to Iraq for a second time in 2009 2010. Once there he was attached to the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters. In 2012 Johnathon decided to enter Active duty where he was initially stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. While stationed there, Johnathon was deployed once again, this time he spent his deployment partly in Kuwait and partly in Mazar E Sharif Afghanistan. Service cont’d on next page COMMAND MECHANICAL GRDuring this deployment, he served honorably as a wheeled vehicle mechanic from 2012 to 2013. Upon completing this deployment Johnathon returned to Colorado where he awaited his next assignment. In 2014 he was tasked with a humanitarian aid mission to Liberia Africa, as part of the team sent to assist with the Ebola epidemic.