Carrollton native Jodie Minor promoted to major

Left to right are: Congressman Robert Aderholt, Joeita Simon (mother), Major Jodie Minor, Taryn Minor (daughter), Trey Minor (son), Jasmine Walker (daughter), Sherry Anderson (aunt) and Congresswoman Terri Sewell.

Captain Jodie W. Minor Jr. of Carrollton was recently promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army.

Minor graduated from Athens State University and held several business management jobs before enlisting in the United States Army as an Intelligence Analyst in 2004. In 2008, CPT Minor commissioned as an Adjutant General’s (AG) Corps (Human Resources) Officer through the Army’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) Program.

Jodie is currently assigned as a Congressional Budget Liaison to the House of Representatives within ASA-FM&C’s Congressional Budget Liaison Office.

During CPT Minor’s initial assignment to 89th Military Police Brigade at Fort Hood, Tex., then-SGT Minor served as the Brigade’s Night Analyst during the unit’s deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 06-08. He was responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence products for the unit’s Police Transition Team mission. Upon redeployment and completion of OCS in 2008, CPT Minor returned to the 89th MP Brigade as a Second Lieutenant and served as the Brigade S1, a field grade officer position.

In 2009, he deployed with the brigade in support of OIF 09-11 and was selected to serve as the J1 and senior HR officer for Joint Task Force 134, a two-star level command supporting over 15,000 joint service members, Department of the Army Civilians, and Contractors.

In 2010, CPT Minor joined the US Army Cadet Command. Over a 21-month period, he served as Strength Manager, Personnel Management Branch Chief, and Aide-De-Camp for MG(R) Barrye Price and later for MG(R) Peggy Combs. Afterwards, he commanded Headquarters, US Army 2nd Recruiting Brigade at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

In 2014, CPT Minor was assigned to 4th Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Carson, Colo., where he served as the Battalion S1. As the senior HR officer for the unit, CPT Minor was integral in transforming the battalion from a 432-personnel line SF battalion to a 233-personnel, selectively assigned, unconventional warfare special operations unit. After 12 months in this position, CPT Minor was selected for the Congressional Fellowship Program.

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