John A. Carpenter
Colonel John A. Carpenter was commissioned an Engineer Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-57. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Co B, 120 En. Bn OKARNG, Still Water, Oklahoma; 1st BG/32281 IN Div USAR, Athens, Georgia; 2nd BG 81 IN Div USAR. Company Commander, Headquarters Co 2nd BG, 81st IN Div USAR, Athens, Georgia; Assistant Staff Officer, 357th QN Bn USAR, Athens, Georgia; Logistics Operations Officer, 357th QM Sup & Svc Bn, Athens, Georgia; Logistics Operations Officer, 357th QM Sup & Svc Bn, Athens, Georgia; GS instructor, 3283rd USAR School, Atlanta, Georgia; Lieutenant Colonel USAR Control Group, RCPAC. Lieutenant Colonel R & D Coordinator, MOBDES DARCOM., U.S. Army Natick Lab, Natick, Massachusetts; R&R Coordinator, MOBDES DARCOM, U.S. Army Natick Lab, Natick, Massachusetts. Colonel Carpenter attended: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia (Reserve Component), Engineer Officer Basic Course, Engineer Officer Career Course, Infantry Officer Career Course, USAR School, Quartermaster Field Grade refresher course, Command and General Staff College, USAR Army Depot Operations Management Course. | His military awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal. | Colonel John A. Carpenter retired from military service 25 September 1987 with 31 years continuous service.