Charles C. Otterstedt, Jr.
Colonel Charles C. Otterstedt, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 14 September 1956. His first duty assignment was as Medical Platoon Leader, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Medical Platoon Leader, 325th Battle Group, 82nd Airborne Division; Evacuation Platoon (Med) Leader 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Adjutant,7th Medical Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Company Commander, Battalion Commander, 326th Medical Company, 101st Airborne Division; Battalion Commander, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Operations Staff Officer, Department of the Army Staff; Chief Plans/Operations Division, Headquarters First Army, Fort Meade, Maryland. | Military schools attended include: Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, United States Army War College. Colonel Otterstedt also holds a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. | His awards and decorations include: CIB, Master Parachutist Badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/ V and w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, SM, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal w/ V and w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters.