SFC (Ret) Jerry Patterson, Jr. was an active-duty U.S. Army Civil Affairs senior Non-
Commissioned Officer within Civil Affairs. He has served with the 82nd Airborne Division, the
97th Civil Affairs Battalion (A), the 98th Civil Affairs Battalion (A), Joint Special Operations
Command (A), 3rd Special Forces Group (A), 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, and USAJFK Special
Warfare Center and School (A). Jerry has multiple deployments spanning the globe, South
America, Central America, Africa, Middle East, and Europe. His degree is in Emergency
Management and Disaster Preparedness.