John J. Walsh, Jr.
Colonel John J. Walsh, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 April 1947, class number 2. His first duty assignment was as Assistant Regiment Personnel Officer, 188 Parachute Regiment, 11 Airborne Division, Japan. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 188 Parachute Regiment, 11 Airborne Division, Japan; Company Executive Officer, Battalion MTO, Headquarters Company Executive Officer, C.O. Company M, and Assistant Regiment S-4, 511 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 11 Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion S-1, 187 Airborne RCT, Japan and Korea; Company Commander, Company B, Support Company, 187 Airborne RCT, Japan and Korea; Instructor Mortar Committee, Weapons Department, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Instructor, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Student and Company Commander, T. I. S. and 319 USASA Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia and Germany; Company Commander, 319 USASA Battalion, Germany; C.O. and student, 182 USASA Company and USAC and GSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Student and Personnel Staff Officer, USAC and GSC and D.A Military Personnel Management Team, Fort Leavenworth and Baltimore, Maryland; Personnel Staff Officer Department of the Army Military Personnel Management Team, Baltimore, Maryland; Personnel Staff Officer and Plans and Projects Officer, Infantry Branch, OPD, OPO, Washington, D.C.; Plans Officer and Student, Infantry Branch, OPO and Armed Forces Staff College, Washington, D.C. and Norfolk, Virginia; C.O., 2 Battalion, 503 Infantry (Airborne) and Assistant SGS, 173d Airborne Brigade, and Headquarters USARV, Vietnam; Staff Officer, Weekly Summary Division, Officer, Chief of Staff, USA, Washington, D.C.; Staff Officer and Student; OCSA and Naval War College, Washington, D.C. and Newport, Rhode Island. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal, AM (5 Oak Leaf Cluster), CM (Oak Leaf Cluster), VN Cross Gallantry w/Palm.