John W. Schaeffer, Jr.
Major General John W. Schaeffer, Jr. was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from OCS Class #1 on 12 August 1958. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, Company C, lst Scout Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment, Alaska Army National Guard, Kotzebue, Alaska. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Executive Officer and Company Commander, C Co, lst Bn (Sct), 297th Infantry, Kotzebue, Alaska; Commander, 37th Special Forces Det (Airborne); Operations Officer, and Adjutant, HHC, lst Bn (Sct), 297th Infantry, Nome, Alaska; Assistant G3, AK STARC, Anchorage, Alaska; Commander, lst Bn (Sct), 297th Infantry, Nome, Alaska; Recruiting and Retention Officer, AK STARC, Anchorage, Alaska; Commander, 3rd Bn (Sct), 297th Infantry, Kotzebue, Alaska; Chief of Staff, AK STARC, Anchorage, Alaska; and Assistant Adjutant General (Army), Alaska STARC, Anchorage, Alaska. | Major General Schaeffer is currently serving as State Adjutant General, Alaska National Guard, Anchorage, Alaska. | Major General Schaeffer has attended the Infantry Officer Orientation Course, Airborne School, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Civil Disturbance Orientation Course and Command & General Staff College. | His military awards include: Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, Alaska Distinguished Service Medal, Alaska Commendation Medal, The General Noves Award, Alaska Domestic Emergency Ribbon, Alaska State Service Medal and Alaska Initial Active Duty Ribbon.