Sergeant Major Jared A. Hoversten enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on 2 June 1997. After completing Recruit Training at MCRD San Diego, California, he reported to the School of Infantry for Marine Combat Training (MCT). Upon completion of MCT Sergeant Major Hoversten reported to Assault Amphibian School Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California where he was assigned the Military Occupational Specialty of 1833 (AAV Crewman).
In December 1997 Sergeant Major Hoversten was assigned to Delta Company, 2d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2d Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina were he assumed the role of AAV crewman. While assigned to Delta Company, Sergeant Major Hoversten quickly became an AAV Crewchief and was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal. In 1999, as a Crewchief, Sergeant Major Hoversten deployed on Unitas. Upon returning from Unitas Sergeant Major Hoversten was promoted to Sergeant and subsequently became an AAV Section Leader. As a section leader Sergeant Major Hoversten participated in a humanitarian relief operation called Operation Wildfire. During this operation he fought fires burning out of control in Idaho. Upon return Sergeant Major Hoversten received orders to Drill Instructor School.
In September 2001 Sergeant Major Hoversten reported to Drill Instructor School, Marine Corps Report Depot, San Diego, California. Upon completion of Drill Instructor School Sergeant Major Hoversten reported to Echo Company, 2d Recruit Training Battalion for Drill Instructor Duty. While assigned to Echo Company, Sergeant Major Hoversten attended Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival School. In December 2002 Sergeant Major Hoversten was sent to Instructional Training Company to serve as a Water Survival Instructor. In November 2003 Sergeant Major Hoversten returned to Echo Company and served as Drill Instructor and Senior Drill Instructor. In February 2004 Sergeant Major Hoversten was promoted to Staff Sergeant.
In January 2005 Sergeant Major Hoversten reported to Delta Company, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. In March 2005 he was deployed on the Unit Deployment Program to Combat Assault Battalion, Okinawa, Japan. In December 2005 Sergeant Major Hoversten returned to Twentynine Palms and began work ups for deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). In October 2006 Sergeant Major Hoversten deployed to Iraq where he served as an AAV Section Leader and Mobile Assault Section Leader. In April 2007 Sergeant Major Hoversten returned to Twentynine Palms and on February 1st 2008 he was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant. In October 2008 Sergeant Major Hoversten again deployed in support of OIF where he served as Platoon Sergeant for 2nd Platoon, Delta Company. Sergeant Major Hoversten returned from OIF in May 2009. Upon return to Twentynine Palms Sergeant Major Hoversten was assigned Platoon Sergeant, Headquarters Platoon and acting Administrative Chief for Delta Company.
In May 2010 Sergeant Major Hoversten reported to Alpha Company, 3d Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California. In January 2011 Sergeant Major Hoversten deployed on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as part of Battalion Landing Team 2/5 attached to Echo Company where he served as the Amphibious Assault Vehicle, Platoon Sergeant. In June 2011 Sergeant Major Hoversten returned from the 31st MEU. In April 2012 Sergeant Major Hoversten reported to Headquarters Company, Regimental Combat Team 7 where he served as the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) Development Chief in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In March 2013 Sergeant Major Hoversten was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant and given orders to 1st Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD San Diego where he served as Company First Sergeant for Alpha Company and Receiving Company. In December 2015 Sergeant Major Hoversten received orders to 3d Battalion, 4th Marines where he served as the Weapons Company First Sergeant.
In January 2017 Sergeant Major Hoversten was promoted to his current rank and received orders to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines where he deployed as part of the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command.
In February 2019 Sergeant Major Hoversten reported to 1st Tank Battalion where he currently serves as the Battalion Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major Hoversten’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four gold stars, and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star.