John J. Mossellem, Jr.
Colonel John J. Mossellem, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 17 December 1955, Class Number 1. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Intelligence Analyst, 339th Communications Reconnaisance Company (Strategic), Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Tactical Operations Center Platoon Leader, Washington Air Defense Center, Headquarters, 35th Air Defense Brigade, Fort Meade, MD; Battalion S3 and Battery Commander, Headquarters, 8th Battalion, 15th Artillery, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Assistant G1 (Chief, Personnel Services and Manpower Management Branches), Headquarters, Area Command, Europe; War Plans Staff Officer and G3 Command Briefing Officer, Headquarters, MACV and MACV Forward, Republic of Vietnam; Management Analyst Assigned to Special Headquarters, DA Projects, Headquarters, DA, Office of the Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C; Chief, Policy and Programs, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, Headquarters, USAREUR, ODCSPER, Heidelberg, Germany; Professor of Military Science, Senior ROTC Instructor Group, Siena College, Albany, NY; Commander of Three-University ROTC Instructor Group, Pittsburgh Area Instructor Consortium, Pittsburgh, PA. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Vietnam Service Medal w/4 Campaign Stars, DA General Staff Identification Badge, New York State Conspicuous Achievement Award (National Guard). | Military schools attended include: Command and General Staff College. | Colonel Mossellem, Jr. holds a Master of Arts Degree from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.