Jonathan W. Short graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one.
The student completed an intense six-week course conducted in a very demanding, rigorous, high-stressed, and deadline-required environment. The candidate received training in leadership skills, Army customs, doctrine, tradition, and tactics, drill and ceremonies, professional ethics, physical fitness, time-stress-people management skills, decision making, delegation and personnel skills, and numerous other military academic subjects. Students gain experience in leadership to attain higher responsibility while maintaining professionalism and quality work performance and standards required of career warrant officers. Additionally, candidates develop and hone skills relevant to an Army at war, skills required to effectively operate and survive on today's ever-changing battlefield operations against global terrorism.
Warrant officers continue to further their training through technical and tactical certification. As the officers gain progressive levels of expertise and leadership, they operate, maintain, administer and manage equipment, support activities or technical systems throughout their Army career. They are highly specialized technical and training experts in their career specialties whom provide valuable skills, guidance and expertise to commanders and organizations. Warrant officers serve in the Regular Army, National Guard or Reserve to fulfill their military service obligation.
Short is a signal systems support technician with seven years of military.
He is the son of Sylvia Madzunovic of Suncrest Ave., Wheeling, W. Va., and William R. Short of Spencer Court, Dupont, Wash.
His wife, Megan, is the daughter of Ralph J. and Jeanne Fuscardo of Whitewood Drive, Bridgeport, Ohio.
The warrant officer graduated in 1999 from Wheeling Park High School, and received an associate degree in 2003 from West Virginia Northern Community College, both of Wheeling.