Major Jacqueline Harris was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers on 15 May 2005 after graduating from Wake Forest University. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. In May 2012 she graduated from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with a Master’s in Business Administration.
Major Harris’ first duty assignment was at Fort Hood, Texas with the 4th CMMC for six months prior to her transfer to the 62nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy). She deployed with the battalion twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07 in July of 2006 as an earthmoving platoon leader and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 07-09 in April 2008 as the battalion personnel officer and adjutant. Between deployments she served as the Headquarters and Support Company executive officer from May 2007 to May 2008. Following her return from Operation Enduring Freedom she took command of the Forward Support Company, 8th Engineer Battalion in preparation for deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom 10-12. In December 2010 she deployed the company to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Beginning in March 2011, she attended the Aviation Captain’s Career Course, prior to beginning her master’s degree at Duke.
Major Harris served at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York as an instructor in the Department of Systems Engineering. She served as an instructor of Project Management, Production and Operations Management, and Engineering Economy. In addition to her duties as an instructor, she was the Department’s personnel office and is an officer representative for the Men’s Basketball and Women’s Tennis teams.
Major Jacqueline Harris is the Director of Operations for the Army West Point Volleyball team, responsible for team and game day operations to include, season planning, facilities, travel, logistics, meal support, project management and visiting team operations.
Major Harris’ awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2), the Army Commendation Medal (3), the Army Achievement Medal (2), Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and Meritorious Unit Citation.