COL La’Tonya N. Jordan is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She completed eight years of enlisted service in the North Carolina Army National Guard prior to receiving her commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1997. She became the commander of the U.S. Army 5th Recruiting Brigade July 10.
She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Speech Pathology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a Master’s of Science in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology.
She is a graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Mortuary Affairs Officers Course, Logistics Executive Development Course, Command and General Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, and a recent graduate of the Eisenhower School.
COL Jordan’s previous assignments include Division Chief, Multinational Operations Division, Transregional Threats and Coordination Cell, Joint Staff, J5, Pentagon; Battalion Commander, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, South Korea; Chief, Joint Logistics Operations Center, Defense Logistics Agency; Chair, Joint Small Arms/Light Weapons Coordination Group, Defense Logistics Agency; Battalion Executive Officer and Support Operations Officer, 188th Brigade Support Battalion, 18th Fires Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Deputy G4, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Instructor/Small Group Leader, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Fort Lee, Virginia; Plans Officer, 507th Corps Support Group, and Company Commander, 249th Quartermaster Company (GS), 530th Supply and Service Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Other key assignments include 13th Corps Support Command, Fort Hood, Texas, where she served as the Current Operations and Force Modernization Officer, 64th Corps Support Group; Battalion Adjutant, 544th Maintenance Battalion and Platoon Leader/Accountable Officer, 263d Maintenance Company.
Her awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1OLC), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. COL Jordan is also a recipient of the Quartermaster Corps Order of Saint Martin, the Major General Aubrey “Red” Newman Leadership Award and the Order of Saint Barbara.