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.