Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jerald M. Ferguson
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jerald M. Ferguson currently serves as the Professor of Military Science for the Memphis Army ROTC "Tiger" Battalion. The Memphis Army ROTC, hosted by the University of Memphis, mission is to partner with local colleges and universities to recruit/retain, educate, train, and commission leaders of character for the Total Army Forces.
LTC Ferguson is a graduate of Mississippi State University (MSU) where he also earned a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Field Artillery Corps in 2003. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Meteorology from MSU and earned a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University in 2013.
Prior to his arrival at the Tiger Battalion, LTC Ferguson served as the US Army Pacific’s lead Fires and Effects Strategic Planner within the United States Indo-Pacific Command Area of Responsibility in Honolulu, HI. He also served as a Requirements Officer within Army Futures Command where he focused on land-based artillery modernization efforts for the US Army.
LTC Ferguson's deployments and operational assignments include Operation IRAQI FREEDOM/NEW DAWN in 2010-2011 and 2007-2009, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) in 2006, and service on the Korean Peninsula in 2018.
His military education includes the U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the U.S. Army Field Artillery Captains Career Course and the Army’s Command and General Staff College among other supervisory and leadership courses.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and various other campaign, service, and unit awards.
LTC Ferguson is married to the former Isha Jane Condesa from Davao, Philippines and has 3 sons.