Jack E. Wakefield
Colonel Jack E. Wakefield was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in May 1952. His first duty assignment was as Staff Officer, 25th Infantry Division, Korea and Hawaii. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company commander, Fort Leonard Wood; Instructor, Faculty, Infantry School advanced Course; Company Commander and Division Staff Officer, 24th Infantry Division, Germany; Army Research Support Group, Fort, Belvoir, Virginia; Artillery Battalion Commander and XO, Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Commander, Student Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Assistant Secretary, Artillery School; Senior Staff Officer, Headquarters, Central Army Group, NATO, Europe; Advisor, 70th Division, Army Reserve. | Colonel Wakefield's awards and decorations include: Parachutist Badge, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (6 Awards), Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster).