John F. Schrader
Colonel John F. Schrader was commissioned a Signal Corp Officer upon graduating OCS class 4-85, 23 August 1985. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, D Company, 426th Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His Subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Operations Officer, 426th Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Commander, B Company, 426th Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Commander, 580th Signal Company, 54th Signal Battalion, Camp Doha, Kuwait; Joint Battle staff Officer, National Airborne Operations Center, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Legislative Fellow, U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Representative Neil Abercrombie, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Commander, 54th Signal Battalion, Baghdad, Iraq; Senior Action Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer CIO/G6, USARMY, Washington, D.C.; Director of Accountability and Chief of Staff, Army National Military Cemeteries & Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; Special Assistant to the Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Schrader is a resident graduate of the Air War College, Joint Professional Military Education, Army Command and Staff College, Marine Corps Command and Control Systems Course, Communications Electronics Staff Officer Course, and the Airborne School. His civilian education includes a Bachelor’s Degree from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida; a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications from Webster University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Air War College. | His military awards and decorations include: the Legion Of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Force Aerial Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Force Combat Readiness Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Staff identification Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, Army Aircrew Badge, and Parachutists Badge. He is a recipient of the Signal Corps Regimental Association Bronze Order of Mercury.