Lieutenant Colonel Jeremie N. Hester earned Bachelor’s degrees from Southern Illinois in Electronics Management and from the University of Illinois in Finance as well as a Master’s degree in Military Science from the Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama.
He completed Recruit Training in San Diego, California and Marine Combat Training Camp Pendleton California in March 1992. Lieutenant Colonel Hester continued on to maintenance courses until he began the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) in the summer of 1995 attending The Basic School (TBS) in June of 1999. After completion of TBS, he attended primary flight training in Enid, Oklahoma and completed the AH-1W Fleet Replacement Squadron in February of 2002.
Lieutenant Colonel Hester has served with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 (HMLA-269), HMLA-167, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 and Marine Corps Special Operations Command. He has deployed in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (second award), Air Medal with Strike Flight, Navy Commendation (with V, second award), and Navy Achievement Medal.