North Myrtle Beach Times - page 8, Thursday, March 20, 2008

Jenerette Completes School


katherine jenerette

Former North Myrtle Beach Planning Commissioner, U.S. Army Lieutenant Katherine Jenerette recently graduated from the U.S. Army's Airborne school at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Airborne officers are considered to be among the Army's most valuable combat officers. Every member of the Rangers and Special Forces - two of the Army's most elite corps - is airborne qualified.

Information about the Airborne school states: Throughout the fast-moving course of instruction, mental alertness and physical conditioning are emphasized and Airborne School is designed for those who possess the desire, motivation and courage to join the elite fraternity known as "Paratroopers." It is one of the most physically demanding yet rewarding courses in the US Army. It takes a special kind of person to volunteer for this assignment; someone with an unflinching nerve and a spirit of adventure.

Having successfully survived jump school, Jenerette graduated and was awarded her Airborne wings at a ceremony in Ft. Benning last week. In the military, Airborne wings are a mark of courage, daring and skill.

Jenerette is a U.S. Army veteran of the Persian Gulf War Operation Desert Storm and she has served as a Field Representative for the 1st Congressional District, South Carolina. She currently is a Commissioned Officer serving in the U.S. Army Reserve and as an Army Paratrooper she is assigned to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.