Elwood R. Tauscher


Elwood R. Tauscher

Colonel Elwood R. Tauscher was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 10-65, 3 December 1965. His first duty assignment was Rifle Platoon Leader, Company C, 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington, and Vietnam. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Operations Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry, Vietnam; G-3 Readiness Officer, Headquarters, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Commander, Company C, 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry, Vietnam; Assistant Operations Officer, Headquarters, 2d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Assistant Professor of Military Science, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska; Company Commander, Company C, 2d Battalion, 505th Infantry, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant G-1, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Commander and Executive Officer, Boston Recruiting Command, Boston, Massachusetts; Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 13th Infantry, Federal Republic of Germany; Assistant Inspector General, Headquarters, 8th Infantry Division, Federal Republic of  Germany; Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness Instructor, Pre-Command Course, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; G-1, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California; Commander, Pittsburgh Recruiting Command, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Senior Army Advisor, Michigan National Guard, Lansing, Michigan. | Colonel Tauscher is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and Armor Officer Career Course. | His military awards include Bronze Star w/ V device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star (Meritorious) w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Service Ribbon,Overseas Service Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantry Badge and Senior Parachutist Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Assistant Operations Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry, Vietnam
Highest Award
Bronze Star Medal
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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