LTC Jay A. Bessey, USA

Military Faculty Advisor, Command and Staff College

Infantry Officer


Contact Information

  • (703) 784-1007



Civilian Education

  • Al Akhawayn University, Master of Arts in North Africa and Middle East Studies, Ifrane, Morocco (2013)

  • United States Military Academy, Bachelor of Science in General Sciences, West Point, New York (2002)


Military Education

  • US Army Pre-Command Course, Tactical Command Development Program and Maneuver Command Course (2018)

  • US Army Command and General Staff College (2015)

  • US Army Maneuver Captain Career Course (2007)


Major Assignments

  • Brigade Senior Trainer, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany (2020-2022)

  • Battalion Command, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas (2018-2020)

  • Deputy Director, Plans, Combined Joint Forces Land Component – OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE, Baghdad, Iraq (2017)

  • Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas (2016)

  • Brigade Operations Officer, 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, Texas (2015)

  • Battalion Operations Officer, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas (2014)

  • Troop Commander, Charlie Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas (2009)


Awards and Decorations

  • US Army Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, Commendation Medal, Achievement Medals, Joint Commendation Medal; Ranger Tab, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry Badge

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