Sergeant Major Jack H. Love enlisted in the United States Army in January 1989. He received his Basic and AIT at Fort Benning, GA and became an Infantryman. During his 31 years of service, he has held numerous leadership positions.
SGM Love has completed all levels of the NCOPDS and the Basic Airborne School, Ranger, Jumpmaster, Pathfinder, Drill Sergeant, Air-Assault, Master Fitness, AirMovement Operations, First Sergeant Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 59), BN and BDE Command Sergeants Major Course, Army Force Management course, Nominative Leaders Course and the Keystone course. SGM Love is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, a recipient of the Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion), and a distinguished member of the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment.
His awards and decorations include: Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (3rd Award); Bronze Star Medal (5th award); Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award); Army Commendation Medal (7th award); Army Achievement Medal (9th award); Presidential Unit Citation Award; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Superior Unit Award; Good Conduct Medal (9th Award); National Defense Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Silver and 1 Bronze campaign star); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Bronze campaign star); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Humanitarian Service medal (2nd Award); NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 6); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2); Multi-National Forces and Observer Medal; Drill Sergeant Identification Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Pathfinder Badge; Air Assault Badge; Combat Infantry Badge; Expert Infantry Badge; Egyptian Parachute Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
SGM Love has been married to his wife Cindy for 31 years. They have three adult children; Jake (26), Tori (24) and Slade (20).