Wheeler is an active leader in various support organizations, including: Association of Defense Communities, Whiteman Area Leadership Council, Whiteman Base Community Council, Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission, National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, Military Impacted Schools Association, and Strategic Deterrent Coalition. Wheeler continues to advocate for unified efforts across multiple organizations to strengthen military-child education, thereby enhancing quality of life and mission readiness. As a result of ongoing efforts, Whiteman AFB ranked number one in quality of education on the inaugural study and scorecard produced by the Air Force.
Jerrod received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, his Master’s in Educational Administration from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, and his Bachelor’s in Education from Northeast Louisiana University, where he was also a two-time National Champion in Collegiate Water Skiing. Dr. Wheeler completed post studies through the Harvard Graduate School of Education Leadership Institute for Superintendents and the National Security Forum Institute through Air University.