Colonel George R. Spiczak
Colonel George R. Spiczak was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, class 34A-67 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 12 September 1967. His first duty assignment, after completing initial entry fixed wing flight training and the OV-1 Mohawk qualification course, was as Flight Operations/Safety Officer, 244th Surveillance Airplane Co., 1st Aviation Brigade, Republic of Vietnam.
His subsequent duty assignments were: Platoon Commander, 12th Aviation Company, Fort Wainwright, AK; A Battery Commander, 4/4 Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Assistant 5-3, 4/4 Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Platoon Commander, 6th Aerial Surveillance Target Acquisition Platoon, Republic of Korea; Detachment Commander, 704th MI Detachment Aerial Surveillance, Republic of Korea; Chief Fixed Wing Cargo Branch, US Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Training Management Officer, 81st Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Assistant Division Aviation Officer, 2d infantry Division, Republic of Korea; Battalion Executive Officer, 3d Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) Republic of Korea; Company Commander, A Company, 3d MI Battalion, Republic of Korea; Battalion Commander, 1st Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) Wiesbaden, Germany; Student, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; and Executive Officer, J-3 The Joint Staff, Current Operations, Washington D.C. His last duty assignment was as Senior DOD Liaison Officer, Drug Enforcement Agency, Washington, D.C.
His military education consists of: Initial Entry Fixed Wing Flight Training; OV-1 Mohawk Qualification Course, Field Artillery Officer Advance Course, Rotary Wing Qualification Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.
His military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/3 OLC), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Master Army Aviator Badge, and Air Assault Badge.