Major Jerome Tatum Jr. assumed command of the Army Field Support Battalion-Korea on Nov. 19, 2021.
He recently served as a G5 plans officer, Eighth Army, Camp Humphreys, South Korea.
MAJ Tatum was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps in May 2009. His command and staff positions include: maintenance control officer, 864th Engineer Battalion, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where he deployed to Afghanistan; battalion S4, 3rd Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment commander of 3rd EOD, JBLM, from where he deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
After completion of command and the Combined Captains Career Course, he served as a capabilities officer for the Ordnance school at Fort Lee, Virginia. He would later serve as an observer controller-trainer with First U.S. Army at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Upon graduating from the Command and General Staff College, he was assigned to AFSBn-Korea as the executive officer.
His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (conservatory of music), a master’s in public administration from San Francisco State University and operational studies from the Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
His military awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, and various other campaign and service awards.
MAJ Tatum is a native of Junction City, Kansas. He is married and has one son.