Barry J. Sottak

SOTTAK,BARRY
Barry J. Sottak

Barry J. Sottak

Brigadier General Barry Jean Sottak was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 18 January 1964, class number 1-64. His first duty assignment was as Marksmanship Instructor, Marksmanship Committee, 3d Tng Bde, UATC, Fort Knox, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Commander E-9-3, USATC, Fort Knox, Kentucky; 9th Bn S-1/S-3, USATC, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Platoon Commander, B-227, 1st Cav Div, Vietnam; Bn Opns Off, 227 Avn Bn, 1st Cav Div, Vietnam; Asst Bde S-3, 2d Bde, 3d Arm Div, Germany; Bde S-3, 2d Bde, 3d Arm Div, Germany; Bn XO, 1/48 Inf, 3d Arn Div, Germany; Ch, Aircraft Maint Br, 1st Cav Div, Vietnam; Cdr B, 227 Assault Hel Bn, Vietnam; Cdr D, 229 Air Cav Trp, Vietnam; Author/Instructor, Dpt Tactics, USACGSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; G-3 Tng Officer/Dpt G-3, 2d Inf Div, Korea; Staff Officer, ODCSOPS, DA, Pentagon; Bn Cdr, 101st Avn Bn, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Cdr T 160, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Cdr 101st Avn Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Cdr, 1st Recruiting Bde, Fort Meade, Maryland; Cdr Special Opns Command Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii. | Military schools attended include: Rotary Wing Flight School; IOAC, Fort Benning, Georgia; USA Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. | Military awards and decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross, 4 awards; Bronze Star Medal, 4 awards; Meritorious Service Medal, 6 Awards; Air Medal, 43 awards; Army Commendation Medal, 4 awards; National Defense Service Medal, 1 award; Vietnam Service Medal, 4 awards; Army Service Ribbon, 1 Award; Overseas Service Ribbon, 2 awards; Presidential Unit Citation Award, 1 award;Vietnam Campaign Medal, 1 award; Master Aviator Badge; Air Assault Badge; General Staff Identification Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Brigadier General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Year Inducted

    1989

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01299