John R. Freund

John R. Freund

John R. Freund

Colonel Freund was commissioned a Field Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-78, 21 April 1978. His first duty assignment was as a Fire Support Team Chief with Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion (105mm Towed) 13th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer, HHB 3-13th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Assistant S-3 (Operations) HHB 3-13th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Executive Officer, Charlie Battery 2-11th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Commander, Alpha Battery, 3-13th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Korea Desk Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.; Intelligence Analyst, Joint and Combined Staff, Republic of Korea (ROK)-U.S. Combined Forces Command, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Ground Operations Officer, Joint and Combined Staff, ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Fire Support Officer, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York; S-3 Operations Officer, 1-7th Field Artillery (105mm, Towed), 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York; S-3 Operations Officer, 10th Mountain Artillery, Fort Drum, New York; Chief, Ministry of National Defense Liaison Office, Joint U.S. Military Affairs Group-Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Commander, 3rd Battalion (MLRS), 13th Field artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Chief, Okinawa Area Field Office, United States Japan, MCB Butler, Japan; Chief, Joint United States Military Affairs Group-Korea in Seoul, Republic of Korea. | Colonel Freund's military awards include: Defense Superior Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Meritorious Service Unit Award w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Order of St. Barbara and the Republic of Korea Samil Medal for National Security Merit. | Colonel Freund retired 1 July 2006 and at the time of his induction in 2007, he was serving as Vice President for Asia, ITT Defense International residing in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Chief | Joint U.S. Military Affairs Group-Korea | Seoul, Republic of Korea

  • Highest Award

    Defense Superior Service Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2007

  • Branch Of Service

    Field Artillery

  • HF ID #

    HF_02384