MAJ Jeffrey Lovelace, a native of Fort Bragg, NC, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2002. After commissioning, he attended the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course at Fort Huachuca, AZ.
His first assignment was with C CO, 313th Military Intelligence Battalion as the Collection and Jamming Platoon Leader where he deployed with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd ABN DIV in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-04. After returning from Iraq, he served as the Company Executive Officer of D CO, 313th MI BN. He finished his first tour in the 82nd ABN DIV as the Battalion Adjutant for 313th MI BN.
Upon completion of the Military Intelligence Captain's Career Course at Fort Huachuca, AZ, he returned to the 82nd ABN DIV in 2006 as the Battalion Intelligence Officer of 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment. He deployed with the White Falcons to Iraq as part of the Division Ready Brigade, the tip of the President's "Surge" effort, in January 2007. He served with 2-325th AIR until assuming command of Bravo Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, the Brigade's Military Intelligence Company, in August 2008.
In August 2009, he changed command to attend Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA, receiving his Master's Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in May 2011.
MAJ Lovelace's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Combat Action Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Polish Parachutist Badge, the Chilean Parachutist Badge, and the German Proficiency Badge.
PL300 - Military Leadership
- M.S., Psychology, Pennsylvania State University
- B.S., American Politics, The United States Military Academy
Lovelace, J. B., & Hunter, S. T. (In Press). Charismatic, ideological, and pragmatic leader’s influence on subordinate creative performance along the creative process. Creativity Research Journal.
Lovelace, J. B. (ed.) (2012). PL300 Military Leadership Course Reader. New York, NY: XanEdu (Jossey-Bass)
Lovelace, J. B. (2012). An Introduction to Toxic Leadership. In Lovelace (ed.), PL300 Military Leadership Course Reader. New York, NY: XanEdu (Jossey-Bass)
Gill, P., Horgan, J., & Lovelace, J. (2011). Improvised explosive device: The problem of definition. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 34:9, 732-748.
Cushenbery, L., & Lovelace, J. (2011). Industrial--‐Organizational Psychology’s contribution to the fight against terrorism. The Industrial--‐Organizational Psychologist, 49, 55-59.
Lovelace, J. B., Hetrick, A. L., Medeiros, K., & Hunter, S. T. (2012). Leaders influencing creative performance throughout the creative process. Poster presented at the 25th annual Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conference, San Diego.
Leader Development, Toxic Leadership, Mentorship, & Creative Performance