Francis R. Geisel
Colonel Francis R. Geisel was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class AOCC II on 23 April 1947. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company F, 188th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division, Camp Schimmelphenning, Japan. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Hqs Company, 3rd Bn, 504th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Commander, 76th Eng Company, 36th Engineer Group, Korea; Company Commander, Hqs Company, 36th Engineer Group, Korea; Chief Instructor, Airborne Section, The Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Maintenance Officer, Hqs Company, 326th Abn Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Company Commander, Hqs Company, 326th Abn Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Company Commander, Company A, 23rd Armd Engr Bn, 3rd Armored Division, Germany; Intelligence Officer, Hqs, 23rd Armd Engr Bn, 3rd Armored Division, Germany; Company Commander, Company C, 23rd Armd Engr Bn, 3rd Armored Division, Germany; Operations Officer, Hqs, 23rd Armd Engr Bn, 3rd Armored Division, Germany; Assistant Division Engineer, Hqs, 23rd Armd Engr Bn, 3rd Armored Division, Germany; Assignments Officer, Engineer Section, Office of Personnel Operations, Hqs, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Engineer Officer, J-1 Section, Hqs, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Plans Officer, Operations Group, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA; Battalion Commander, 554th Engr Bn (Construction) 18th Engineer Brigade, Vietnam; Engineer Officer, Hqs, Supreme Allied Command Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia; Engineer Officer, Hqs, U.S. Army Readiness Region VI, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Professor of Military Science, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indianna; Facilities Engineer, White Sands Missile Range, WSMR, New Mexico; and Manager of Technical Support for the High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility, White Sands Missile Range. | Colonel Geisel is a graduate of Arizona State University w/ a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction/Civil Engineering. He received a Master of Science Degree in Vocational Education from Indiana State University. Military schools attended include: Infantry Officers Basic Course, Airborne School, Engineer Officers Basic Course, Engineer Officers Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces. | His military awards include the Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal w/ two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Services Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal w/ two Campaign Stars, Vietnam Service Medal w/ Four Campaign Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Gliderist Badge, and Master Parachutist Badge.