John M. Stoen
Colonel John M. Stoen was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, Class 71st Company, 14 September 1966. His first duty assignment was as a Tactical Officer, 71st Company, 7th Student Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Tactical Officer, Officer Candidate School; Assistant S3, 7th Student Battalion; Executive Officer, 74th Company, 7th Student Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; Platoon Leader, Direct Support, Bravo Company, 15th Aircraft Maintenance Battalion; Detachment Commander, Delta Company; Platoon Commander, Delta Company, 229th Aviation Battalion, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Speaker, Army Speakers Program, 3rd United States Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Flight Commander, United States Army Aviation School; Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Hunter Army Air Field, Georgia; Assistant S3, 1st Brigade, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Cobra Helicopter Pilot, Detachment #1, Delta Company, 28th Aviation Battalion, Salisbury, North Carolina; Commander, Charlie Company, 30th Aviation Battalion; Commander, Headquarters Support Company, 1st Battalion, 130th Aviation Regiment, Morrisville, North Carolina; Aviation Maintenance Officer, Raleigh, North Carolina; Assistant S3, 449th Aviation Group, Kinston, North Carolina; Executive Officer, 1-130th Aviation Battalion, Morrisville, North Carolina; Aviation Maintenance Officer, Headquarters, State Area Command, North Carolina Army National Guard, Raleigh, North Carolina; S1, 449th Aviation Group; Executive Officer, 449th Aviation Group, Kinston, North Carolina; United States Army Reserve Control Group, St Louis Missouri; Reserve Training Officer J7, United States Joint Forces Command, Joint War Fighting Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Retired Reserve, United States Army Reserve Control Group, St. Louis, Missouri. | Colonel Stoen's military awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/ “V” Device – Valor; 30 Device, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ 3 Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon w/ 5 Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal w/ 60 Device, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, Master Army Aviator, Parachutist Badge, Valorous Unit Award, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm, Republic of Vietnam Civic Action Medal and Three Overseas Bars.