Recently retired CW5 Jon Huntington served over 38 years in the US Army both Active Duty and USAR including 26 years as a Warrant Officer. He currently serving as the President of the Lord Fairfax “Silver” Chapter of the Warrant Officers Association.
CW5(RET) Huntington last assignment in the Army was the first CW5 Senior Leader Development Officer (SLDO) under the Army Reserve G1 starting in December 1, 2014. As the SLDO, he was responsible for strategic assignment planning and personnel management services for all USAR CW5s and promotable CW4s to include all Warrant Officer MOS immaterial (011A) billets. Additionally, he was responsible for assessing and shaping the utilization of the Army Reserve Senior Warrant Officers in accordance with Army Reserve objectives and Core Enterprise priorities. He recommended to HRC Assignment Officers the placement of Warrant Officers in positions to advance Army talent management and as part of the total force. In this capacity, he served as a primary senior advisor to the SLDO Director and the Command Chief Warrant Officer in the USAR.
CW5(RET) Huntington joined the Active Army as a Private on 7 July 1977 becoming a Military Policemen through basic and AIT training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. During his tenure in the military he served at all echelons from tactical to strategic, with duties in Korea, Iraq and the United States. He reached the enlisted rank of Sergeant First Class before transitioning to warrant officer in 1993 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. In 2002 to 2004, he was mobilized in support of PERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM as a Team Chief/Mission Special Agent in Charge at the 701st MP Protective Services Battalion providing personal security for the Chairman Join Chiefs of Staff and other military senior leadership. Following this mobilization, he returned to the 321st MP Det (CID) to become the Commander of the unit as well as the facility manager of the reserve center located in Bartlesville, OK. In 2011, then CW4 Huntington’s unit was mobilized in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM where he served as the Commander/Director of “Grey Side: investigations while located in Camp Victory, Iraq. Following deployment, then CW4 Huntington was promoted to CW5 and transferred to USACIDC as the Reserve Affairs Training Coordinator in Quantico, VA. In this position, he helped USACIDC blend both Reserve and National Guard CID Special Agents in support of Active Duty with missions worldwide.
CW5(RET) Huntington military decorations and awards include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement medal the Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal, and Army Staff and Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ID badges.
As a Citizen-Soldier, CW5(RET) formerly held positions as a senior Agent and Special Agent in Charge of the Computer Crimes section at the State Bureau of Investigation. He maintained professional certifications as a polygraph examiner, computer forensic examiner, and firearms instructor. He is married to Kathleen, a retired registered nurse. They have two daughters Erin and Sarsh and two grandchildren, Hayden and Cianna McKinney.
CW5(RET) Huntington currently is employed as a Army Government Contractor Senior Analyst at the USAR Comptroller’s Office in Fort Belvoir, VA.