About Colonel Farragut
Above All Else!
Colonel (Retired) Steven W. Farragut
Colonel (Retired) Steven W. Farragut began his military career in September 1982, enlisting in the Mississippi Army National Guard’s Detachment 1, 1065th General Supply Company, Biloxi, MS. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC in the summer of 1983. He entered into the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) while attending the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS and received his commission in May of 1985.
Since his commissioning, COL (R) Farragut has served in various units and positions of increasing responsibilities on Active Duty and the Mississippi Army National Guard. COL (R) Farragut has served as a Platoon Leader, Detachment Commander, Company Commander, Battalion S-1 Officer, Battalion Executive/Operations Officer, Corps Staff Officer, and Commander of a Regional Maintenance Training School, Group Logistics Officer, and Director of Host Nations. He served as Chief of Current Operations for Logistics for the Coalitions Forces while attached to 3rd Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
COL (R) Farragut has received numerous awards throughout his military and civilian careers to include three Meritorious Service Medals, seven Army Commendation Medals, two Humanitarian Defense Service Medals, the Global War on Terrorism and the Humanitarian Service Medal, Mississippi Magnolia Cross and two Mississippi Magnolia Medals as well as other commendation and service medals. In 2009, he was selected as JROTC Senior Army Instructor of the year for Mississippi and selected as Teacher of the Year for Ocean Springs High School, SY 2011-2012.
COL (R) Farragut’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Southern MS, a Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Secondary Education and a Specialist in Education Degrees from William Carey College. His military education includes qualifications in Quartermaster, Ordnance, Finance, Multi-Functional Logistician, and Transportation. He completed the Army’s Command and General Staff Officer Coarse.
COL (R) Farragut is married to the former Jenny Hearn of Laurel, MS, his wife of 34 years. They have two children and three grandchildren.
COL (R) Farragut retired with over 23 Years of Service. He began a second career on 1 July 2006 as the Senior Army Instructor for Ocean Springs High Junior Reserve Officer Corps (JROTC). HOOAH!!!