Lieutenant General Larry R. Jordan is a former Army officer, former Senior Vice President of Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd., and current Principal of LNJ Group, LLC. Jordan served for 35 years as member of the U.S. Army, completing two active combat tours in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm(Iraq). Jordan ended his career with the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge in addition to the Armor Association’s Order of St. George and the Field Artillery Association’s Order of St. Barbara.
Larry Jordan was born on February 7, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri. After graduating from Central High School in Kansas City in 1964, Jordan was accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Jordan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in engineering from West Point and was given a commission with the U.S. Army as an armor officer. Jordan also received an Master of Arts degree from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1975. Jordan’s additional military education includes the U.S. Army Armor School, the U.S. Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the U.S. Army Command and Staff College, the National War College and the U.S. Army Ranger and U.S. Army Airborne Courses. In 1992, Jordan received a certificate for completing Harvard University’s National and International Security Management Program.
During his military career with the U.S. Army, Jordan has served in numerous staff and command positions at the company, battalion, brigade and installation levels. From 1993 to 1996, Jordan was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgiawhere he acted as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Armor Center and School. In 1996, Jordan was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and subsequently assigned as the Inspector General of the U.S. Army, where he worked closely with the Secretary of Defense and Chief of Staff of the Army.
In 1999, Jordan became the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army in Europe and the Seventh Army in Germany. Up until 2001, Jordan deployed in various overseas missions in Germany, the Republic of Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. Jordan’s final assignment was as the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Jordan also served as an Assistant Professor at West Point and as a member of the Combat Arms Training Board. After retiring from the U.S. Armed Forces in 2003, Jordan became the senior vice president of Burdeshaw Associates, LLC, a business consulting agency. In 2013, Jordan left Burdeshaw Associates and became Principal of LNJ Group, LLC—another business consulting agency—where he has worked since.