On Thursday, December 12th, Jamathon Nelson, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground Command Sergeant Major, will present “Yuma Proving Ground: an Overview” at 10:30 a.m. at the Foothills Library. Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) is a United States Army proving ground and one of the largest military installations in the world. It is a subordinate command of the Army Test and Evaluation Command. Learn more about the role YPG plays in artillery testing. There is no charge to attend.
CSM Jamathon K. Nelson enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as a 0311 infantryman in August 1985 from Alturas, Calif. His Marine Corps assignments include Marine Barracks St. Mawgan, U.K. as a Marine security guard, E Co 2nd Battalion 9th Marines, 1st Marine Div. Camp Pendleton, Calif. as a team leader and squad leader. CSM Nelson left the Marines in December 1989 and enlisted in the Army April 1995, after a five-year break in service. CSM Nelson has held all infantry positions from rifleman and RTO through Squadron Command Sergeant Major.
The Foothills Library is located at 13226 E. South Frontage Road. For more information, call (928) 342-1640.