Marvin R. Jeffcoat

 
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Past Commander Marvin R. Jeffcoat
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Honoring Our Veterans
Year: 
2013

Past Commander Marvin R. Jeffcoat was born on January 17, 1965 in Jamaica, NY. He graduated from White Plains High School. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in April 1982 and received basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and attended the United States Army Military Police School at Fort McClellan. He then enlisted in the Regular Army in August 1984. He received Advanced Individual Training for Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of AIT, he was assigned to B Co 3rd Battalion 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell Kentucky. In 1986 he was assigned to A Co 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Georgia and later to the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) as a Team Leader. His next assignment was with the School Brigade, also at Fort Benning, where he served as a Basic Airborne and Sniper Instructor. He was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division’s Long-Range Surveillance Detachment in the Republic of Korea as a Team Leader in 1989. In 1991, he was assigned to C Co 2nd Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a Squad Leader where he also served in the Persian Gulf in combat operations during Operation Desert Storm. In 1996 he returned to Korea as the Operations Sergeant for the 2nd Infantry Division’s Long-Range Surveillance Detachment. Upon his return from Korea, he was promoted to Sergeant First Class and served as a Platoon Sergeant and Regimental Operations Sergeant with the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. In l999, he was assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps as a Jumpmaster Instructor at the Advanced Airborne School. In 2001 he was assigned to Fort Drum, New York as an Observer Control/Trainer where he retired from active duty as a Sergeant First Class in 2004. 

He is a graduate of numerous military schools including the U.S. Army Ranger School and the Special Operations Training Course. He has received numerous decorations including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Southwest Asia Service Medal w/1 campaign star, the Overseas Service Ribbon w/Numeral 2, the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, the Liberation of Kuwait Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal and the Meritorious Unit Citation Ribbon. 

Past Commander Jeffcoat obtained an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville North Carolina, a Bachelors of Political Science Degree from Empire State College in Saratoga Springs New York, and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy Degree from Norwich University in Northfi eld Vermont. He is a life member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association, a life member of the Combat Infantrymen’s Association, a life member of the National Rifle Association, a life member of the VFW, a Member of the American Legion, Catholic War Veterans, and the Sunnyside GOP Club, and former Queens Community Board 2 member.

Past Commander Jeffcoat is married to the former Maria F. Jones of the Philippines and they have two sons, Fermino Antonio, who is 13 years old and Emmanuel Julius, who is 7 years old. They currently reside in Woodside, NY. Past Commander Jeffcoat is currently employed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a Facility Manager. He has been a life member of the Daniels Post since 2004 where he served as the Post Commander, and Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 390 sponsored by the Daniels Post.