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By Army Pfc. Zoe Garbarino, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence


FORT BENNING, Ga., Jan. 12, 2018 —

Army 1st Sgt. Henning Jensen joined the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade here to continue advising foreign allies and provide readiness tools they can use to fight enemy forces.

Growing up, Jensen says he watched a lot of movies and read many books about the Vietnam War. He spent many hours at the park playing ‘Soldier’ with his friends, and that’s when he realized that he wanted to be an infantryman, he said.

In 1990, Jensen joined the Army at age 17. Choosing the infantry as his military occupational specialty, Jensen came here for basic combat training and advanced individual training. Afterward, he went to Germany for his first duty station.

“When I got to Germany, we began training for deployment to Saudi Arabia. My unit deployed in late 1990 in support of Operation Desert Storm,” Jensen said.

Shortly after Jensen got back from his deployment, his contract was over, and he joined the Army Reserve.

“I missed every day that I was not active duty,” he said. “When I found out there was an opportunity for me to go…

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