PSU graduate on tap to become colonel will speak at Veterans Day ceremony: November 10

Lt. Col. Jeremiah Hull, a 2001 graduate of Pittsburg State University and the recipient of a Bronze Star, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony, to be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the university’s Veterans Memorial.

The memorial is located at 1909 S. Rouse. 

The ceremony will be open to the public, and all sixth-grade students from Pittsburg Community Middle School and St. Mary’s-Colgan will attend as they do every year as a civics lesson. The ceremony will include the dedication of pavers, participation by PSU ROTC, and patriotic music by the PCMS choir. 

Hull serves in the U.S. Army and on Nov. 11 during halftime of the Gorilla football game at Carnie Smith Stadium, he will be promoted to a full colonel. 

A native of Fredonia, he enlisted in the Kansas Army National Guard in 1995 as a combat medic. He was commissioned as an active-duty officer in the Chemical Corps in 2001 from Pittsburg State University after earning a degree in General Studies. 

Hull’s previous assignments include Battalion Commander, 6th Battalion, 4th Security Force Assistance Brigade, Ft. Carson, Colorado, and Battalion Commander, 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska.  

He served as the executive officer to the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Commanding General, Panzer Kaserne, Germany. Other duty locations include Ft. Belvoir, Virginia; Ft. Bliss, Texas; Ft. Leavenworth; Ft. Richardson, Alaska; and Ft. Irwin, California.  He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Next summer, he will assume command of the 4th Cavalry Brigade in Ft. Knox, Kentucky. 

His decorations and badges include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge, and Meritorious Unit Citation. 

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Student Recreation Center across the parking lot from the Veterans Memorial, 2001 S. Rouse, inside the National Guard Armory Gymnasium. 

— Media release from Pittsburg State University —