Edward Cecil Vogelsang
Colonel Edward Cecil Vogelsang was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School class 112 at Fort Benning, Georgia on November 27, 1942. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Camp Croft, South Carolina.
His notable duty assignments were: Armored Infantry Commander, Company B, 48th Armored Battalion, European Theater of Operations; Commander, Company Headquarters, 8th Army, Far East Command; Executive Officer, Command Post, Tokyo, Armed Forces Far East; Executive Officer, Headquarters, 3rd United States Army Missile Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battle Group Commander, 1st Brigade, 34th Infantry, United States Army Europe; Executive Officer, Headquarters, VII Corps, US Army Europe; Deputy Chief of Staff, US Army Continental Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Chief, Military Personnel Division, United States Army Continental Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Chief, General Headquarters, Operation and Intelligence, United States Army Ethiopia, Military Advisory Assistance Group, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Inspector General, United States Army School/Training Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia.
His military education includes: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Infantry Officer Advance Course, US Army Command General Staff College, US Army Nuclear Weapons, US Army School Command Europe, and Inspector General Orientation.
His military awards include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Purple Heart (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (4th Award), Joint Services Achievement Medal, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African and Middle East Medal (3rd Award), World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Japan), National Service Defense Medal (2nd Award), Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, The Belgian Fourragere, and Combat Infantryman Badge.