Gerry L. Kitzhaber
Colonel Gerry L. Kitzhaber was commissioned an Engineer Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-82, 27 August 1982. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader Platoon Leader. Detatchment #1 32nd Engineer Company, Neillsville, Wisconsin. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer, Detachment #1, 32nd Engineer Company, Neillsville, Wisconsin; Support Platoon Leader, Company C, 724 Engineer Battalion, Tomahawk, Wisconsin; Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of Wisconsin Army ROTC, Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Systems Analyst, National Guard Bureau, Recruiting and Retention Office, Arlington, Virginia; Force Structure, National Guard Bureau Policy Analyst, Force Management Division, Arlington, Virginia; Headquarters & Headquarters, Company Commander 41st Infantry Brigade (Enhanced) Resource Management, Portland, Oregon; Branch Chief, National Guard Bureau, Collective Training, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Arlington, Virginia; Deputy Division Chief, 0-3 Training, (Pentagon), Arlington, Virginia; Executive Officer to the Army Director of Training G-3 Training (Pentagon), Arlington, Virginia; Deputy for Training to Assistant Secretary of the Army for (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) (Pentagon), Arlington, Virginia. | His military education and training include: United States Army War College, Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Combined Arms Services Staff School (CAS) Resource Management Budget Course Plan, Program, Budget Execution System Army Fiscal Law Course, Engineer Officers Advanced Course Unit Commander's Orientation Course, Nuclear Biological and Chemical Defense Course, Infantry Officers Basic Course, Engineer Officers Basis Course, Officer Candidate School, Advanced Individual Training, Basic Combat Training. Colonel Gerry Kitzhaber is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonee, Wisconsin, with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology and a Masters Degree in Industrial Management. He also holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College and was working toward his PhD at North Central University in Arizona. | Colonel Kitzhaber's military awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal Army Service Ribbon, Department of the Staff Badge, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal. At the time of his induction he was serving as Deputy for Training to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for (Manpower & Reserve Affairs).