John E. Travas
Colonel John E.. Travas was commissioned an Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in August 1953. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 11th Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, 7th Infantry Division, Korea and 3rd Training Regiment, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Commander, 78th Artillery, 4th Armored Division; Operations Officer, 52d Air Defense Artillery Brigade, New Jersey; Division Artillery Advisor, 9th ARepublic of Vietnam Division, Vietnam; Staff Officer, DA; Artillery Battalion Commander, 212th Field Artillery Group, Fort Lewis, Washington; Commander, 6th Battalion, 37th Artillery, Korea; Chief, Artillery Tactics Division, U.S. Army Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. | His awards and decorations include: Parachutist Badge, Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (3 Awards), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal.