- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Lieutenant Commander
- U.S.C.G.C. Icarus (WPC-110), U.S. Coast Guard
- Awarded on:
- July 1942
"For extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. ICARUS (WPC-110) during a successful action on 9 May 1942, with an enemy German submarine. The conduct of Lieutenant Commander Jester throughout this action reflects great credit upon himself, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 304