Jonathan A. Bodenhamer

MAJ Jonathan Bodenhamer was commissioned a 2nd LT in Armor after graduation from West Point in 2000.  First assignment was 1-1 CAV, 1st Armored Division, in Budingen, Germany.  Was a Tank PL, Scout PL, and Troop XO.  Deployed to OIF 1 with 1-1 CAV.  Following the Armor advanced course, was assigned to 1-10 CAV, 4th Infantry Division (M) at Fort Hood, TX.  Took command of A Troop in May 2005, and deployed to south Baghdad, Iraq for OIF 05-07.  On return, went to the University of Texas at Austin for graduate school followed by 3 years teaching Mechanical Engineering back at West Point.  Transferred to Acquisitions Corps and presently assigned as an Assistant Product Manager for Joint Program Office Joint Light Tactical Vehicle in Warren, MI.

The military would benefit from more officers with hard science backgrounds enabling them to solve the challenging problems the military faces in modern wars.