COL Jeffrey Peterson
Center for the Army Profession and Ethic
Colonel Jeffrey D. Peterson was commissioned as an Armor Officer in 1987 upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. After completion of Ranger School, he was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Ft. Bliss, Texas where he served as a tank platoon leader, scout platoon leader, support platoon leader, and troop executive officer. While assigned with the “Thunder Squadron”, he participated in the last REFORGER Exercise that involved units deploying from CONUS to Europe, OPERATION DESERT SHIELD and OPERATION DESERT STORM.
COL Peterson was then assigned to the 2nd Armored Division at Ft. Hood, Texas where he served in the G-3 Training; commanded HHC, 2nd Armored Division; and commanded D Co, 1-66 AR. As commander of D Co, 1-66 AR he led the company on a deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where his company was in charge of “Village Lima.”
COL Peterson commanded 1-14 CAV in 3rd SBCT, 2 ID at Ft. Lewis, WA. The Squadron deployed to Iraq for a 15 month tour from July 2006 – September 2007. The Squadron conducted counterinsurgency operations in Baghdad during the height of the surge and an out of sector attack into Diwaniyah. After command, COL Peterson completed the PhD program before his assignment to West Point in 2008 as the Director of the Economics Program, his assignment prior to serving as Director for the Center of the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE).