Army 2nd Lt. Christopher S. Jordan has graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., with authorization to wear the distinctive Ranger Tab. A graduate of the Ranger Course is the epitome of the U.S. infantryman.
During the 61-day course, the Ranger proved that he could successfully accomplish all required tasks during the three phases of training. The course is designed to assess and develop military skills, physical and mental endurance, stamina, and confidence of the soldier to successfully accomplish small unit combat missions. The training is tough, rugged, strenuous, and realistic, and is conducted in three terrains, wooded, mountainous, and jungle-swamp. The soldier is trained to withstand the stresses of combat and overcome all obstacles to accomplish the mission under any circumstance or situation. The Ranger is trained to properly sustain himself and his subordinates, and maintain equipment under difficult field conditions during simulated combat operations; develop combat functional skills for planning and conducting ground, airmobile, airborne, and waterborne patrolling and survival operations.
Jordan, an infantry officer, is assigned to the 4th Infantry Division, 4th Brigade, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colo. He has served in the military for one year.
He is the son of Seven C. and Michelle Jordan of Whiskey Creek Drive, Fort Myers.
His wife, Ashley, is the daughter of Micheal and Heather Watkins of Lampp Road, Plant City, Fla.
The lieutenant graduated in 2004 from Southwest Florida Christian Academy, Fort Myers, and received a bachelor's degree in 2009 from Southeastern University, Lakeland, Fla.