Colonel Jeremiah Aeschleman, U.S. Army

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Colonel Aeschleman is an FA 52 currently assigned as the Military Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction at Department of Homeland Security.

Colonel Jeremiah Aeschleman was born in Roanoke, IL and enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1990 as an Infantryman while attending Eastern Illinois University. Upon graduation from Eastern Illinois, Colonel Aeschleman was commissioned into the Field Artillery as a Second Lieutenant. He began his commissioned service as an artilleryman in the 3rd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery Regiment and stayed with the artillery for ten years. During that time, he commanded two batteries, taking one to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Upon his return from Iraq, Colonel Aeschleman transitioned back to the Infantry and took a teaching position as an ROTC instructor. After three years, he became a Nuclear Counter-proliferation Officer (FA52). This new career path landed him at the Defense Threat Reduction agency (DTRA) from 2009 to 2013 doing nuclear research, modeling, and technical reachback. He then transferred to USNORTHCOM and ran the Mobile Consolidated Command Center (MCCC) for three years. Following that assignment, Colonel Aeschleman moved to Germany to again serve with DTRA working on nuclear accident preparedness. Colonel Aeschleman was then selected to attend the US Army War College at Carlisle, PA where he was promoted to the rank of Colonel. Colonel Aeschleman’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), the Joint Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal (with four oak leaf clusters). He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1996 and a Master of Science in Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University in 2000.

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