John E. Gecks
Major General John Edward Gecks was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 3 June 1952. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 522d Infantry Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Company Training Officer, 95th Division, Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Commander, HHC, 3d Battalion, 377th Regiment; Brigade Commander, 95th Division; Assistant Division Commander, 95th Division; Deputy Commander, 122d ARCOM; Division Commander, 95th Division. | His awards and decorations include: Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal.