Brig. Gen. Jed J. Schaertl is originally from Shortsville, New York. He assumed his position at U.S. Army Europe and Africa in September 2020.
He was commissioned from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1991 as an engineer. In his most recent assignment, he served as deputy commanding general, 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training).
He previously served in Germany in leadership positons with the 54th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Mechanized), Wildflecken, and the 10th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Mechanized), Schweinfurt.
Other assignments include assistant plans officer for 82nd Airborne Division, assistant battalion S3 for 307th Engineer Battalion (Airborne), company commander for Alpha Company 307th Engineer Battalion (Airborne), observer controller team chief and battalion S3 for 1-345th Regiment (Engineer), observer controller team chief and battalion S3 for 2-345th Regiment (Combat Support), advisor to the chief of staff and assistant division commander, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, Mosul, Iraq; brigade plans officer and brigade S3 for the 157th Infantry Brigade, battalion commander of the 391st Engineer Battalion, chief of internal review for the 81st Regional Support Command, deputy commander and brigade commander for the 2nd Brigade, 98th Training Division (IET), commander of 368th Forward Engineer Support Team - Main (FEST-M), operations officer and deputy commander of the 98th Training Division.
Brig. Gen. Schaertl's schooling and education includes Airborne School, Air Assault School, Jumpmaster School, Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer
Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.
His degrees include Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) from USMA, Master of Science (Engineering Management) from University of Missouri (Rolla) and Master of National Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He obtained Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering) licensure from the State of Missouri.
Brig. Gen. Schaertl's military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, seven Meritorious Service Medals, the Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.
He is married with six children.
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