Edward Tolfa, Jr.
Colonel Edward Tolfa, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 22 September 1955, Class Number 6. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company L, 74th Regimental Combat Team, Fort Devens, Massachusetts. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, Company F, 3d Training Regiment, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Assistant Aviation Officer, Headquarters, Service Troops, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Aviator, 937th Engineer Company (Aviation) (Inter-American Geodetic Survey) Panama; Assistant S3, 1st Battle Group, 28th Infantry, Fort Riley, KS; S3, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry (Mechanized), Fort Riley, KS; Operations Officer and Deputy Commander, 121st Aviation Company, Republic of Vietnam; Plans and Programs Officer, Primary Helicopter School, Fort Wolters, Texas; Executive , Director of Supply, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Washington, D.C; Executive Officer, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff For Logistics, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Washington, D.C; Commander, 13th Combat Aviation Battalion, Republic of Vietnam; Graduate Student, Babson College, Wellesley, MA; Director, Logistics Management/Materiel Systems Management Studies, U.S. Army War College Faculty, Carlisle, PA; Commander, 8th Support Group, Camp Darby, Italy; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Fort McPherson, GA. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/2 V and 45 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/5 Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Foreign Awards, Humanitarian Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Army Aviation Badge, Senior Army Aviation Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Ranger Tab, General Staff Identification Badge. | Military schools attended include: Army Installation Management, Defense Project Management Executive Refresher, U.S. Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Infantry Officers Advance Course, Airborne, Ranger, Rotary Wing Aviation, Fixed Wing Aviation. | Colonel Tolfa, Jr. attended the University of Pittsburgh (Advanced Management); Babson College (Management Logistics, MBA); University of Nebraska (Economics, BS).