Empower Magazine salutes the many men and women who have served in the U.S. military, past and present, and the countless who paid the ultimate sacrifice to uphold our country’s freedom.
Among them, Empower Magazine editor-in-chief, Leon Jenkins, who retired from the U.S. Army in 1998 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel following 22 ½ years of distinguished service in far away places such as Germany, Korea, and southwest Asia. He has received numerous Military awards including the Bronze Star Medal for service with distinction in the 1991 Gulf War, and Legend of Merit for overall military service. He was also recognized as an “Outstanding Young Men of America” in 1987.
Jenkins is a 1976 Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of Dayton and a masters of science degree in business administration from Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Memorial Day Salute to our Veterans