Colonel Jack Kredo was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps, through Army ROTC at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.
After commissioning he was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served with the 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82D Airborne Division and deployed to Kosovo with the 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82D Airborne Division in support of TASK FORCE HAWK and FALCON in 1999. Following his first deployment, he returned to Fort Bragg and served as a Battalion S-1 and G-4 plans officer.
1LT Kredo was promoted to Captain in December of 2000 and graduated from Logistics Captains Career Course in 2001 after which he was assigned to Fort Hood, TX. CPT Kredo served as the Supply and Services Officer with the 27th Main Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division and later commanded A Company, 27th MSB for 29 months including a 12 month deployment to Iraq during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM II.
After completing Company Command in 2005, CPT Kredo served as the Aide de Camp to the Commanding General of the United States Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland for two years. In 2007 he was promoted to Major and went on to serve as the Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Support Operations Officer for the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina with whom he completed another 12-month tour to Iraq.
In 2010, he became the Deputy Director of Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department at the United States Army Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Virginia, a position he held for two years.
In 2012 MAJ Kredo served as the Headquarters Commandant of the Special Operations Command Europe at Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany and in 2014 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. He commanded the 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas from 5 February 2016 to 13 April 2018 and deployed the battalion to Kuwait in support of OPERATION SPARTAN SHIELD and OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE. Upon completion of command, he served as the Chief of Sustainment (G4) for the 1st Infantry Division from May 2018 to June 2019 and was subsequently promoted to Colonel on 1 August 2019.
His military education and schools include the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Command and Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
COL Kredo’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Meritorious Unit Citation. His badges include the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, and the Rigger Badge.