SHARP Director's Corner

Colonel Travis A Jacobs, U.S. Army
Director, SHARP Academy

COL Jacobs is a 1998 graduate of Boise State University where he received a commission in the Military Police Corps. He holds a Masters of Business and Organization Security Management from Webster University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the School of Advanced Military Studies.

His military education includes the United States Army Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Service Staff School, the Command and General Staff Officers Course, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, and the Advanced Strategic Leadership Studies Program.

Upon completion of the Military Police Officer Basic Course, Colonel Jacobs was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY where he served as a MP Platoon Leader in the 10th MP Company. He then served in U.S. Army Central Command in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as a Deputy Provost Marshal. He commanded the 511th Military Police Company at Fort Drum, NY during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He later commanded the 526th Military Company and HHC, United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He served as a Police Operations Advisor to the 2-1 National Police Brigade in Baghdad, Iraq. He was the Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer in the 519th Military Police Battalion at Fort Polk, LA. He was a Plans Officer in the Inter-agency Partnering Directorate (ECJ9) at the United States European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. He later commanded the 40th Military Police Battalion (Corrections/Detention) at Fort Leavenworth, KS. and Area Support Group Afghanistan. His most recent assignment was Commander of the 6th MP Group at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA.

His awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.

Colonel Jacobs and his wife, Becky, have two daughters, Claire and Leah.