John M. Ward

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John M. Ward

Colonel John Michael Ward was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-71, 15 January 1971. His first duty assignment was as Weapons Platoon Leader, Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Attack Helicopter Platoon Leader, 82d Aviation Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; S-4, 2d Aviation Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; Commander, Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; S-4, 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Operations Officer, Company E, 501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division; S-4, 501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division; Commander, Company E, 501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division; Executive Officer, 501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division; Personnel Assignment Officer, Aviation Branch, USAMILPERCEN, Alexandria, Virginia; Battalion Commander, Task Force 23, 3d Infantry Division; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division; Chief, Joint Personnel Policy Branch, Directorate for Manpower and Personnel, The Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Ward's military education and training includes: Airborne Course, Ranger School, Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Infantry Officers Advanced Course, Armed Forces Staff College, and the United States Army War College. | His military awards and decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Attack Helicopter Platoon Leader, 82d Aviation Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Highest Award
Distinguished Flying Cross
Year Inducted
1994
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_01724

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