Alfred J. Lipphardt
Captain Alfred J. Lipphardt was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-67, 16 December 1966. His first duty assignment was as a Training Officer (OIC, Field Firing Range), Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments were: Platoon Leader, D Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Vietnam; Platoon Leader, A Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade, Vietnam; Chief Sound Branch Operations Officer, D Company, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief Support Branch, 45th Military Intelligence Company, Combined Intelligence Center, Vietnam; Photo Intelligence Interpretation Officer, National Photo Interpretation Center Division, Director for Collection and Surveillance USAE DIA (SDWOOTAA) Washington, D.C.; Counter Intelligence Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff Intelligence (D.CSI), Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia. | His military education includes: Military Intelligence Aerial Surveillance Officer Course, Military Intelligence Officers Advanced Course, Foreign Service Institute Department of State, Washington, D.C.; United States Department of Agriculture Graduate School, Washington, D.C. | His military awards include: the Bronze Star Medal w/ V Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnamese Staff Service Medal 1st Class, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. | Captain Lipphardt has been a member of Rotary since August 1984 and received numerous leadership awards including Rotary International’s highest award for Service, the “Service Above Self Award.” He has also been awarded the Rotary International Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service. As a member of VFW since 2002, he has sought to fulfill the mission of the VFW, which includes advocating for our service members and veterans in the halls of congress. He has received VFW’s highest recognition of achievement in the form of the VFW National Triple Crown for successful leadership as an All-American Post Commander in 2006, an All-American District Commander in 2010 and an All-American Department Commander in 2015.