Hugh C. Van Roosen

Hugh C. Van Roosen

Hugh C. Van Roosen

Colonel Hugh C. Van Roosen was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Reserve Component Class 2-81 on December 3, 1981. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, A Company, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry, Massachusetts Army National Guard, Springfield, Massachusetts. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Detachment Executive Officer, A Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group; Company Operations Officer, A Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group; Detachment Commander, C Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group; Company Adjutant, C Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group; Military Freefall Detachment Commander, Company C, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group; Detachment Commander, Company B, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group; Company Executive Officer, Company A, 1st Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group; Battalion Operations Officer, 401st Civil Affairs Battalion; Company Commander, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy (JFK) Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Course Manager and Instructor, U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, Civil Affairs Proponency, U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Director, SOJ7, Special Operations Command, Europe; and Battalion Commander, 402nd Tactical Civil Affairs Battalion; Deputy G3, United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, 360th Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. | His military awards include: Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Achievement Medal w/ Silver Hourglass device and M device, Special Forces Tab, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Badge, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. | Colonel Van Roosen is a graduate of the University of the State of New York at Albany and he has been selected to attend the resident War College.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Commander | 360th Civil Affairs Brigade | Fort Jackson, South Carolina

  • Highest Award

    Meritorious Service Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2006

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02369