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Jerome Lee Pionk, American federal official. Certified counselor. Decorated Legion of Merit; recipient Olympic honor award Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee, 1988, Order of Horatio Gates, Army Adjunct General's Association, 1992, Military Recruiting and Retention Hall of Fame, Association Recruiters and Counselors, 2000, United States Army Career Counselor Hall of Fame, Army Recruiting Command, 2006.


Pionk, Jerome Lee was born on August 31, 1950 in Watertown, South Dakota, United States. Son of Jerome Ambrose and Helen Emeline Pionk.


Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Albany, 1984. Master of Arts, Liberty University, 1991. Graduate, Command and General Staff College, 1997.

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management, North Central University, Prescott, Arizona, 2009.


Served in United States Army, 1969—2000. Enlisted man United States Army, 1970, advanced through grades to sergeant major, 1989, recruiter Minnesota, Republic of Korea, 1970—1975. Retention and recruiting staff specialist Army Enlistment Eligibility Activity, St. Louis, 1984—1987.

Director theater army retention 8th Army, Seoul, 1987—1992. Senior retention policy advisor Headquarters Department Army, Washington, 1992—2000. Retired, 2000; senior defense analyst, researcher Department Defense (Resource Consultant Inc.), Washington, 2000—2003.

Research analyst Science Applications International Corporation, 2003—2004. Chief recruiting incentives branch United States Army G-1, Pentagon, since 2004. Professor American Military University, since 2000.

Executive director Association Military Recruiters and Counselors, Washington, since 1983.


Member Veterans of Foreign Wars (life), DAV (life), Association Military Recruiters and Counselors (life), American Veterans (life), American Legion.


  • Other Interests

    Skydiving, travel, writing, fencing, automobile racing.


Married Song Yo Kim; childen: Jerome, Angela Pionk Curtis.