Ben W. Weiner
Colonel Ben W.K. Weiner was commissioned as an Air Defense Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 4-78, 7 December 1978. His first duty assignment was a Security Officer, 44th Air Defense Detachment, Zelo, Italy. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Brigade Plans and Training Officer, Battery Commander, United States Army Air Defense School, Fort Bliss, Texas; Division Public Affairs Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade, Goeppingen, Germany; Instructor and Chief, Officer Advance Course, Battery Commander, Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 6th Air Defense; Brigade Provisional Commander and Brigade Adjutant, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 11th Air Defense Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Collective Training, G3, Headquarters, Frankfurt, Germany; Battalion Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Air Defense Battalion, Kaiserlautherm, Germany; Inspector General Investigator, United States Army Headquarters Europe, Heidelberg, Germany; Public Affairs Officer, Headquarters, United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Director Press Information Center, 1st Calvary Division, Bosnia, Balkans; Battalion Commander, United States Army Combine Arms School, Fort Bliss, Texas; Director European Command Public Affairs Office, United States Army Elements, Headquarters European Command, Vaihingen, Germany; Special Assistant to Public Affairs Officer, Headquarters, United States Army Force Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia. | His military awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 6 Oak Leaf Clustesr, Army Commendation Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal wi/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ 2 Stars, Army Field Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/ Numeral 4, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal and Parachute Badge.