Lieutenant Colonel Jennifer A. Reynolds is currently serving as the Deputy District Commander for South Florida in the Jacksonville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Her most recent previous assignment was as the G33, Chief of the USACE Operations Center at the Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from April 2014 to May 2015. She was responsible for managing current and future operations that provide situational awareness and advice to the leadership on national disasters and contingency operations world-wide. She also served in the Headquarters as the Assistant Director, Civil Works from 2011 to 2014.
She earned her commission from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Western Illinois University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management. She earned a Master of Military Arts and Science Degree from the Command and General Staff College in 2009 and a Master of Arts from Webster University in Procurement and Acquisitions in 2008.
As a result of her graduation from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) in 2009, Lt. Col. Reynolds holds a secondary specialty as a strategic and operational planner. She was selected to serve the ISAF and USFOR-A Commander as the ISAF Interagency Strategic Planner from July 2009 to July 2010. In this position, she reported to both the ISAF Operations Officer and the Political Military Counselor at the U.S. Embassy.
Lt. Col Reynolds’ previous assignments include Brigade Engineer, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division; Strategic Planner, International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan; Deputy Area Engineer, Mosul, Iraq; Company Commander, Iron Mountain Recruiting Company, Michigan; Company Commander and Staff Officer, 82nd Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany; Training Officer, Engineer Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Budget Officer, 13th COSCOM, Fort Hood, Texas; Platoon Leader, 62nd Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.
She has deployed to Bosnia (1996-1997), Kosovo (2000 and 2002-2003), Iraq (2006-2007) and Afghanistan (2009-2010). Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Army Recruiter Badge.
Reynolds is married to Lieutenant Commander William Reynolds, U.S. Navy, retired. They have three sons.