Col. Jackie Chando graduated from the Reserve Officer Training Corps and Rutgers University in 1988
with a Bachelor of Administration in Sociology, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the
Army Medical Service Corps.
During college, she served simultaneously with the 78th Division (Training Support), US Army Reserves in Edison, N.J. She received her Master of Science in Human Resources in 1996 from Central Michigan University, and while attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan, earned her Doctorate in Philosophy in Health Sciences in 2003.
Col. Chando’s previous assignments include: Chief, Patient Administration, 28th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Hospital Adjutant, 28th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, 10th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Fort Carson, Colo.; Plans & Operations Officer, 4th Infantry Division Support Command, Fort Carson, Colo.; Battalion S1, 4th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo.; Chief, Military Personnel, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Company Commander, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Chief, Personnel Division, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, DC; Chief, Military Personnel Division, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; Troop Commander/Chief, Personnel Division, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Ga.; Senior Personnel Policy Analyst, Human Resources Directorate, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va.; Career Manager, Medical Service Corps Branch, Human Resources Command (HRC), Alexandria, Va.; Chief, Health Services Branch, EPMD, HRC, Alexandria, Va.; Chief, Policy, Plans, & Programs Division and later as the Deputy Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Directorate, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va..
Her military education includes: AMEDD Officer Basic Course; AMEDD Patient Administration Course; Officer Advanced Course; Airlift Operations Course; Transportation/Storage of Hazardous Materials Course; Combat Casualty Care Course; Combined Arms Service Staff School; Combined Arms Service Staff School; Command and General Staff College; and the Joint Planners Course.
Her awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal (4th OLC); Army Commendation Medal (2nd OLC); Army Achievement Medal (3th OLC); Meritorious Unit Award; Army Superior Unit Award; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; National Defense Service Medal (with bronze star); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); The Army Staff Identification Badge; Expert Field Medical Badge; the Parachutist Badge; the Air Assault Badge, and is a member of the AMEDD Order of Military Medical Merit.