Colonel Jonathan T. Neumann, a native of Montana, graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1989 and commissioned as an Infantry Officer.
Throughout his career he has held a variety of leadership positions in Airborne, Light, Mechanized, Ceremonial, and Stryker Infantry formations. Colonel Neumann served on operational deployments in support of OPERATIONs DESERT SHIELD and Strom in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in Iraq, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan, and disaster relief in Florida following Hurricane Andrew.
His most recent assignment was as the Commander of the 198th Infantry Brigade at Ft. Benning, GA where his unit conducted Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT), producing nearly 20,000 new Infantrymen and Mortarmen per year. Prior to that, COL Neumann was a student at Carlisle Barracks, PA in the United States Army War College and he served at Ft. Lewis, WA where he commanded the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry in the 5th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, at Ft. and was the G-5 of I Corps.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2 OLC), and the Legion of Merit, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (2nd Award), the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab.
Colonel Neumann resides at West Point with his wife, Kimberly, and his daughters, Hannah (17) and Tess (16).