1SG DARRELL A. JENKINS
First Sergeant Darrell Jenkins was born 3 April 1960. He was raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and graduated Wilkinsburg High School in June 1980. He entered the United States Army in June of 1980. 1SG Jenkins attended and graduated Basic Training (BT) and Advance Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Bliss Texas where he was awarded the MOS of 16J, Air Defense Artillery (ADA). He has served in every enlisted leadership position from Team Leader to First Sergeant. He has served as a Platoon trainer in Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC), 1SG Jenkins, has served overseas once in Macedonia, once in Bosnia, and twice in Germany. He has also been deployed once in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Some of his stateside duty stations include Fort Bragg North Carolina, Fort Bliss Texas.
1SG Jenkins’s military education includes Primary Leadership Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Advance Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Basic Airborne Course, Air Movement Operations Course, Battle Staff Course, Recon do Course, Jumpmaster Course, Master Jumpmaster Course, First Sergeants Course at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Chicago State University as well as a Master of Arts in Leadership in Administrator from Concordia University of Chicago. He is the Senior Military Instructor/ Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC).
1SG Jenkins’ awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (6th OLC), Non Commissioned Officer Academy Ribbon (numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Army Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal (7th award), South West Asia Medal, Driver Badge. He also has been awarded the Order of Saint Barber Medallion
1SG Jenkins is married to his wife Pamela and they have two children and one grandchild.