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Colonel, Army, Retired, Chairman & CEO – Native Hawaiian Veterans LLC


Dr. Jardine’s resume reveals a lifetime of progressively significant leadership roles in the armed services. He enlisted to the Army in 1971 and retired as a Colonel in December 2003. He was branch qualified in Infantry, Artillery, Military Intelligence, Quartermaster, Aviation, Military Police, with functional area expertise in Aviation Logistics, Operations, Plans and Training, Maintenance Test Pilot and a Master Fitness Trainer.

In this last assignment in his distinguish military career he was the Commander, Ground Forces Component Command, Hawaii Airport Security Mission and Force Protection of Critical Infrastructures for the State of Hawaii and as the Deputy Commander, 29th Enhanced Separate Infantry Brigade (Light) amazingly leading them from the worst combat brigade in the nation to #1 in readiness in 2003.

In his 32 plus years in the military he participated in intense training in Emergency Preparedness and Response, HazMat Response and Management, Anti Terrorism, Disaster Assistance and Multi-Hazard Planning. He served in key leadership positions in nearly every major Emergency and Disaster Relief effort in Hawaii. He has received innumerable medals, awards and honors for his long distinguish service to his country and state.

Dr. Jardine holds a Doctorate of Business Administration in Organization Leadership from University of Rochville, Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Master Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix Management, Public Administration from San Diego State University, Management from Chaminade University and an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Honolulu Community College.

Throughout his life, Dr. Jardine continued his public service in a variety organizations including:

  • President, Native Hawaiian Organizations Association (NHOA)
  • Vice Chair, Native Hawaiian Corporation (NHO)
  • State of Hawaii Civil Defense Advisory Board
  • President, Hawaii National Guard Association (Life Member)
  • President, National Guard Association of Hawaii Insurance Trust
  • Board of Directors, National Guard Association of the United States (Life Member)
  • Executive Director, Hawaii National Guard Enlisted Association
  • Congress of the Hawaii People Organization
  • Alu Like Hohana Nanakuli High School Program
  • Honolulu Fire Department
  • Bishop Museum Association
  • Hawaiian Foundation of History and the Humanities
  • Polynesian Voyaging Society
  • Outrigger Canoe Club
  • Prince Kuiho Civic Club
  • Military Officers Association of America (Life Member)
  • United States Disabled Veterans Association (Life Member)
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
  • Native Hawaiian Economic Alliance
  • Vice Chairman, The Veterans Corporation (Presidential Appointment)
  • Board of Directors, Hawaiian Native Corporation
  • Chairman, Native Hawaiian Organization Association
  • Board of Directors, Alaka’ina Foundation
  • Chairman, Kina’ole Foundation
  • Chairman, National Veterans Technology Consortium
  • Chairman, American Veterans
  • Federal Law Enforcement Foundation (FLEF)

In 2005, Dr. Jardine was awarded the highest civilian award from the National Guard Association of the United States, the Patrick Henry Award. Other honors include:

  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Legion de Lafayette de la Garde Nationale
  • Legion of Merit w/2 devices
  • Meritorious Service Medal w/2 devices
  • Army Commendations Medals w/6 devices
  • Army Achievement Medal w/2 devices
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Hawaii National Guard Association Outstanding Officer of the Year – 1998, 2001, 2003
  • Hawaii National Guard Association Company Command of the Year – 1988
  • Hawaii National Guard Enlisted of the Year – 1973
  • Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau Kuhina (Ambassador) Award – 2001
  • St. Maurice Medal (Infantry)
  • St. Barbara Medal (Artillery)