303rd MI BN Commander


Lieutenant Colonel Jan L. Rueschhoff

 Lieutenant Colonel Jan L. Rueschhoff is a native of Wichita, Kansas.  He enlisted in the United States Army in 1991 as a Voice Intercept Linguist/Analyst and in 1995 he earned his commission as a Distinguished Military Graduate at the Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia.   

LTC Rueschhoff has served in a variety of intelligence, staff, and command positions.  While enlisted, he served as a voice interceptor and operations supervisor in 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) at Camp Humphreys, Korea.  Upon earning his commission, he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington where he served as the Battalion Assistant S2 and Battalion S2 for 1-24 Infantry; Brigade Assistant S2, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division; Platoon Leader and Executive Officer,  A Company, 125th Military Intelligence Battalion; and Battalion S2, 1-33 Armor.  Assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, LTC Rueschhoff served as a G2 Operations Officer, 1st Cavalry Division; Commander, D Company, 104th Military Intelligence Battalion; Brigade S2, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Iraq); and G2X, 4th Infantry Division (Iraq).  Upon redeployment from Iraq, LTC Rueschhoff was selected to attend the nominative Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program (JOCCP) at the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.  While participating in JOCCP, LTC Rueschhoff served in a variety of positions including as leader of the Cryptologic Support Team supporting the 42nd Infantry Division in Iraq.  LTC Rueschhoff remained at Fort Meade, Maryland to serve as the Battalion Executive Officer for the 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion during which time he deployed again to Iraq in support of the Army Cryptologic Office.  LTC Rueschhoff then served in Heidelberg, Germany as the Joint Intelligence Team Leader and then Senior Intelligence Officer for NATO’s Force Command Headquarters-Heidelberg.  While serving in this NATO assignment, LTC Rueschhoff deployed to Afghanistan to serve as the Deputy Director of Staff, International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF).   Prior to assuming command of the 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, LTC Rueschhoff served as Chief of the III Corps Analytical Control Element at Fort Hood, Texas.

LTC Rueschhoff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Wichita State University and Masters of Military Science from the United States Marine Corps University.   His military education includes the Basic Korean Course, Defense Language Institute; the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course; the Armor Captains Career Course; and the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College (Distinguished Graduate).

LTC Rueschhoff's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one OLC; Meritorious Service Medal with one OLC; Army Commendation Medal with one OLC; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal with two OLCs; and NATO Medal.

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