Brigadier General Jered P. Helwig is responsible for the planning, coordination, and integration of strategic logistics and engineering in support of operations across the Indo-Pacific region.
He was commissioned in the Transportation Corps and branch-detailed to Armor in 1994 after graduating from Wheaton College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Additionally, he has earned a Master of Science in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University (Eisenhower School).
Previous to this assignment, Brigadier General Helwig served as the 30th Chief of Transportation, United States Army, Fort Lee, Virginia. Additional experience includes Company Commander, 28th Transportation Battalion; field-grade key and developmental assignments, 82nd Airborne Division; Battalion Commander, 710th Brigade Support Battalion 3/10 IBCT then G4, 10th Mountain Division; and Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade. He has two operational tours to Afghanistan, one to Iraq, one to Bosnia, and one to Haiti.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2 OLC), the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
(last updated Sept. 2020)