Commander's Corner 



COL Jackie Chando transitioned and graduated from ROTC and Rutgers University located in New Brunswick, NJ in 1988 with a Bachelor of Administration in Sociology and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.

During college, she served simultaneously with the 78th Division (Tng Spt) US Army Reserves in Edison, NJ.  She received her Master of Science in Human Resources in 1996 from Central Michigan University and earned her Doctorate in Philosophy in Health Sciences while attending the Command and General Staff College in 2003. 

COL Chando’s previous assignments include Chief, Patient Administration, 28th Combat Support Hospital, Ft. Bragg, NC; Hospital Adjutant, 28th Combat Support Hospital, Ft. Bragg, NC; Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, 10th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Ft. Carson, CO; Battalion S1, 4th Forward Support Battalion, Ft. Carson, CO; Chief, Military Personnel, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC; Company Commander, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC; Chief, Personnel Division, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI; Troop Commander/Chief Personnel Division, Martin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Benning, GA; Senior Personnel Policy Analyst, Human Resources Directorate, Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; Career Manager, Medical Services Corps Branch, Human Resources Command (HRC), Alexandria, VA; Chief, Health Services Branch,  EPMD. HRC, Alexandria, VA; Chief, Policy, Plans & Programs Division; Deputy Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Directorate, Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; Troop Commander/G1, Pacific Regional Medical Command, Honolulu, HI; and recently served as ACSHR/G1 Northern Regional Medical Command, Fort Belvoir, VA.

Her military education include AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Patient Administration Course; Officer Advanced Course; Airlift Operations Course; Transportation/Storage of Hazardous Materials Course; Combat Casualty Care Course; Combined Arms Service Staff School; Command and General Staff College; and the Joint Planner’s Course.

Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (7th OLC); Army Commendation Medal (2nd OLC); Army Achievement Medal (3rd OLC); Meritorious Unit Award; Army Superior Unit Award; Armed Forced Reserve Medal; National Defense Service Medal (bronze star); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); Army Staff Identification Badge; Expert Field Medical Badge; Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; and is a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit.