Degrees and Certifications:
COL(R) Jody L. Dew
COL Jody L. Dew was born in Conway, SC on 20 September 1967. He was educated at Latta High School. His post-secondary education was received from Francis Marion in Florence, SC where he was awarded a BA Degree in History and Mass Communications. He is a graduate of the USAWC (War College) where he received his Master Degree in Strategic Studies July 2009.
COL Dew joined South Carolina Army National Guard (AGR) October 1990. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on 05 May 1990 through the Army ROTC program at Francis Marion University.He was branched as a Medical Service Officer and later branched to all Combat Service SupportBranches (Logistics) as well as a Combat Arms Officer (Infantry). He was assigned as a Health Service Material Officer with Company C (MED), 163d Support Battalion. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in May 1993 and then to Captain in July 1996. His Company grade assignments included Ambulance Platoon Leader of Company C (MED) 163d Support Battalion, Company Commander of 251st Medical Company, Transportation Officer of Headquarter, 163d Support Battalion, Company Commander of Company A (S&T), 163d Support Battalion, BDE S3 Air Officer of Headquarters, 218th Enhanced Separate Brigade (Mechanized), and BDE S3 of 218th Enhanced Separate Brigade (Mechanized). In November 2001, COL Dew was promoted to Major and then to Lieutenant Colonel in February 2006. He deployed to OIF 09-11 as the Battalion Commander of 751 CSSB in 2009-2010. Upon redeployment, COL Dew was the Deputy J7, Mobilization Readiness Officer, and Deputy G3. Promoted in 2013 to Colonel, COL Dew was the Director of Logistics (G4/J4) from 2012-2015. In June of 2015, COL Dew was re-assigned the Director of Military Support J3/7 to present.
COL Dew's military education includes Army Airborne School, Air Assault School, AMEDD-Officer Basic Course, NBC Course, AMEDD Officer Advance Course, Training and Mobilization Management, TC Advance Course, SATS 4.1, CAS3, Officer-In-Charge Course, Quartermasters Advance Course, Support Operation Course, Combat Lifesaver, Infantry Captain Career Course, CGSC, BDE/BN Infantry Command Course, M2A2 Leaders Course, USAWC (War College), CSS Command Course, and JTF Commanders Training Course.
COL Dew’s awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 OLC, Army Commendation Medal w/2 OLC, Army Achievement Medal w/ 2 OLC, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Army Service Medal, Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge, South Carolina Palmetto Service Ribbon, and the South Carolina Governor's Unit Citation.
COL Dew is employed at Chester High School South Carolina as the Senior Army Instructor of JROTC. He is married to the former Wendy Nascimento. They have a son Jonathan Blake, who is in USMC, and twins Nicholas Reid and John Ryan. They currently reside in Columbia, South Carolina.