John L. Mansfield


John L. Mansfield

Colonel John L. Mansfield was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-67, 15 March 1967. His first duty assignment was Training Officer/Executive Officer, Company B, 11th Battalion, 3d Training Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Mortar Platoon Leader, Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, Republic of Vietnam; Rifle Platoon Leader/Executive Officer, Company A, 4th Battalion, 3lst Infantry, Republic of Vietnam; Instructor, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Fire Support Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 14th Field Artillery; Instructor, 5048th United States Army Reserve School, Wichita, Kansas; Rifle Platoon Leader/Executive Officer, Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, Kansas Army National Guard; Platoon Leader/Executive Officer, 312th Supply Company, Des Moines, Iowa; Commander/S-4, Service Company, 2d Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, Sioux City, Iowa; Commander, Company A, 3d Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, Sac City, Iowa; Brigade Fire Support Officer and Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, Sioux City, Iowa; Executive Officer and Commander, 366th Finance Section, Sioux City, Iowa; Executive Officer and Commander, 2d Battalion, 133d (M) Infantry, Sioux City, Iowa; Training and Operations Officer, Operations and Intelligence, Camp Dodge, Iowa; Internal Control Officer and Inspector General, Headquarters, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Iowa; and Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, 88th United States Army Reserve Command; Chief of Staff, 103d Corps Support Command; Commander, 205th Infantry Brigade (Separate), 6th Infantry Division (Light ) (Round Out); Chief of Staff, Joint Task Force Timber Wolf; Chief, Military Liaison Team, Budapest, Hungary. | Colonel Mansfield is a graduate of the Instructor Training Course, Winter Operations Instructor School, Winter Operations Course, Field Artillery, Finance, and Infantry Officer Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff Refresher Course, Jumps-Army Management Course, Battalion Training Management System, Norwegian Home Guard Winter Course, Command and General Staff College, The Reserve Components National Security Course, Army War College-Defense Strategy Course, United States Army War College, Terrorism in Low Intensity Conflict Course, Internal Controls Course, and Inspector General Course. | His military awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal w/ V Device, Purple Heart w/  Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/ V device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 bronze service stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon w/ Numeral 2, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 device, Valorous Unit Award, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/ Palm, and Combat Infantryman Badge. | At the time of his induction Colonel Mansfield was a Group Manager with the Internal Revenue Service in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Mortar Platoon Leader, Company B, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry, Republic of Vietnam
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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