LTC Jimmie L. Cole, Jr. is the Second Commander of 1/278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee Army National Guard since it’s reorganization in 2006. LTC Cole formerly served as the Commander of the 278th ADA Btry, 278th ACR reorganized as the Regimental Reconnaissance Troop, 278th Regimental Combat Team for service in Iraq.
LTC Cole received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University in 1989. He was commissioned Air Defense Artillery from OCS, Fort Benning, GA in 1991. His military education includes the ADA Officer Basic Course Fort Bliss, TX in 1991, the Finance Advanced Course Fort Jackson, SC 1996, Scout Commander Course, Airborne, Air Assault, CAS3, Command and General Staff College, and Infantry Pre Command.
Jun 89-Feb 91 – Enlisted, US ARMY
Jul 91 – Vulcan Platoon Leader, C 2-44 ADA, Ft Campbell, KY
Jul 92 – Stinger Platoon Leader, HHB 2-44 ADA, Ft Campbell, KY
Dec 93 – Commander, B 101st Finance BN, Ft Campbell, KY
May 97 – Commander, 1129th Finance, 30th Finance BN, Smyrna, TN
Feb 01 – Operations Officer, G3, HQ TNARNG, Nashville, TN
Oct 02 – S-3, 30th Finance BN, Smyrna, TN
Jan 04 – Commander, 278th ADA Btry, 278th ACR, Clarksville, TN
May 06 – Plans Officer, HHT, 278 ACR, Knoxville, TN
Oct 06 – Deputy J3, JFHQ, TNARNG, Nashville, TN
Jul 08 – Commander, 1/278th ACR, Henderson, TN