Galen W. Radke


Galen W. Radke

Colonel Galen W. Radke was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 4 August 1953, Class Number 59-53. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company E, 503d Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company E, 2d Infantry Regiment, USAREUR; Company Commander, Company E, 2d Infantry Regiment, USAREUR and Fort Ord, California; Assistant Secretary General Staff Command Sec, Headquarters 6 USA (6000-01), Presidio of San Francisco, California; Team Leader, 1st Special Forces Group (Abn) USARPAC for duty with USA ELM MAAG, Republic of China; S-3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Band Spt, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; S-3, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer, Company A, 5th Special Forces Group, USARPAC, Vietnam; Airborne and Special Warfare Instructor, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Chief, Ground Operations, MACVSOG; Commander, Command and Control Central, MACVSOG; Director of Operations, MACVSOG; Deputy ACofS, J-3, Chief Counter Insurgency Support Coordination Branch, JUSMAGTHAI, Thailand; Executive Officer, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Deputy Commanding Officer, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Director of Evaluation, U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance; Director, Special Forces School, U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist, Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Joint Service Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w Palm (2d Award), Republic of VietnamSSM (First Class), Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Platoon Leader, Company E, 2d Infantry Regiment, USAREUR
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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