John W. Gordy, Jr.
Colonel John W. Gordy, Jr., was commissioned a Signal Corps Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 3-61, 26 June 1961. His first duty assignment was as Aviation Platoon Commander, 184th Aviation Company, Republic of Vietnam. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Fixed Wing Aviator, lst USA Flight Detachment, Fort Meade, Maryland; S1, United States Army Field Artillery Aviation Command, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Aviation Company Commander, lst Radio Research Aviation Company, Republic of Vietnam; Personnel Management DPCA, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Chief, Personnel Services Division, DPCA, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Division Artillery SI, 25th Infantry Division, Hawaii; Battalion Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, llth Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, Hawaii; Deputy Army Community Service/G1, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, Hawaii; Chief, Plans and Coordination Division, United States Army Adjutant General Center, HQDA; Aviation Safety Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, HQDA; Army Discharge Review Board, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs); and Chief, Accession, Reserve Appointments and Management Division, United States Army Military Personnel Center; Presiding Officer, Army Council of Review Boards. | Colonel Gordy is a graduate of the Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Fixed and Rotary Wing Aviator Courses, the Aviation Safety Officers Course, Military Personnel Officer Course, Armed Forces Staff College, and the Personnel Management for Executives Course. | His military awards include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal for Valor, Air Medal (seventeen awards), Army Commendation Medal (five awards), Senior Army Aviation Badge, and Vietnamese Cross of gallantry w/ Silver Star.