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2011-2012 VCA Board Member


Gerald Patterson, Sr. 

Married to Talya D. Patterson, a finance supervisor with Accenture Consulting; children Natavea (29), an elementary school teacher, Ashley (23) Legal Assistant, Sex Offense/Domestic Violence Section, United States Attorney's Office, Latoya (21) senior at Bethune-Cookman University (Presidential Honors Student)-seeking Medical school as Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Tiffany (19) sophomore, Virginia Commonwealth University, Imani (14), and Gerald Jr. (9). 

Mr. Gerald Patterson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland University College.  He earned an Associates of Science degree in Law Enforcement from the Central Texas College 1992.  He served over 21 years of service in the United States Army and retired as a Master Sergeant in November 2004.  Following retirement from the US Army, he has completed over five years in Federal Government Civil Service and us currently serving as a branch chief within the Army Corrections Command.

Mr. Patterson began his military career
at Fort McClellan, Alabama at the Military Police School, One Station Unit Training (OSUT).  Subsequent assignments include: B Company, 705th Military Police Battalion, Ft. Leavenworth, KS; USAIC Military Police Company, Ft. Benning, GA; HHC, 97th MP Battalion, Mannheim, Germany; A Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, Ft. Carson, CO; C Company, 704th Military Police Battalion, Ft Lewis, WA; Naval Consolidated Brig, Charleston, SC; DAMO-ODL/OPMG, Pentagon, Washington, DC.  

Since December 2004, he served with the Office of the Provost Marshal General in the Corrections & Internment Branch as the Army Corrections Commandís Program Manager for the Army Corrections System, consisting of one Maximum Security Prison, three Regional Corrections Facilities, two oversees Confinement Facilities, temporary Operational Detention Facilities as needed, and over 1,000 military and civilian employees, and in excess of 2500 military inmates in confinement or on mandatory supervised release/parole.  He served as principal authority for Army Corrections System, Procedures for Military Executions, and Apprehensions and Confinement and Military Sentence to Confinement.  Provides analysis and recommendations to Office of Secretary Of Defense on military corrections policy.

Mr. Patterson's training includes basic training and Military Occupational Specialty training as a Corrections Specialist at the Military Police One Station Unit Training, Military Police Basic and advanced Non-Commissioned Officers courses; Equal Opportunity Representative Course; U.S. Customs & Department of Agriculture, U.S. Customs Inspectors Course and Certified as a U.S. Customs Inspector.

His awards include; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Staff Badge.

Heís earned medals for exceptional meritorious service while serving as an acting First Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Facility and Company Administrations and Operations supervisor, senior Army Liaison with the Navy and positions as a senior correctional supervisor over a myriad of positions over a 21 year military career.

Mr. Patterson is a member of the American Correctional Association, a member of the Correctional Accreditation Managers' Association and earned a certification of completion of the ACA Auditors Orientation Training.



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