New York City Battalion Commander

Lt. Col. Whitney O. Jensen

Lt. Col. Whitney O. Jensen a Gilroy, California, native, enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserve on the Army’s Birthday in 1996. A graduate of the University of South Alabama, she was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Military Police Corps in 1999.  She is currently the battalion commander for the New York City Recruiting Battalion. Previous key assignments include platoon leader, 21st Military Police Company (Airborne), Ft. Bragg; commander, 529th Military Police Company (Honor Guard) Heidelberg Germany; task force biometrics operations officer, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, Bagram Afghanistan;  battalion S3 and executive officer, 504th Military Police Battalion, Ft. Lewis; corps planner, XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg; and strategy plans and policy branch chief, HQDA G-3/5/7 (G-34 Protection) at the Pentagon, and commander of the 502D Military Police Battalion (CID) at Ft. Campbell.  Jensen has three combat deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, one in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and one operational deployment in support of Kosovo Force (KFOR).

Jensen’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; a Masters of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management; and a Masters of Military Arts and Science.  She is a graduate of the Military Police Officer Basic and Captain Career Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a Senior Service College selectee.