Parkersburg, West Virginia native Jerry Wood serves as director of the West Virginia University Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs. Jerry is a 1993 graduate of the WVU Army ROTC Battalion and served more than 30 years of active duty in the United States Army, enlisting in 1984 as a musician and retiring in 2017 as a human resources officer.
Over the course of his career, Jerry was deployed to Korea, Croatia/Bosnia and Iraq, held three commands and served seven years in multiservice/NATO assignments.
He concluded his career representing the Department of the Army as the Southeast Regional Director for the Army's Soldier for Life program, developing corporate, government, higher education, not-for-profit and community action veteran initiatives throughout the southeastern U.S.
Since his retirement from the Army, Jerry has continued to serve veterans by volunteering his time developing a national Veterans to Agriculture Career Training Program in West Virginia.