Joseph A. Desantis

Joseph A. Desantis

Joseph A. Desantis

Colonel Joseph A. DeSantis was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 29 March 1943, class number 206. His first duty assignment was as Instructor Battle Course, 58th Inf Bn, Camp Wolters, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader and Exec O, Co B, 330th Inf, 83d Div, European Theater of Operations; Company Commander, Co B, 330th Inf Div, 83d Div, European Theater of Operations;  Instr, Wpns & Tactics, IRTC, Fort McClellan, AL; SSO, So Post, Fort Meyer, Virginia; Company Commander, Co B, 60th Regiment, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Regimentl S4, 125th Inf, 10th Div, Fort Riley, Kansas;  Munitions Off, Svc Co, 35th Inf, 25th Div, Korea; Opns Off, G2 Sec, EUSA, Korea; IOAC, Student Officer, Fort Benning, Georgia; Unit Advisor, Toledo Army Res Ctr, Toledo, Ohio; Sr Unit Advisor, Toledo Army Res Ctr, Toledo, Ohio;  Asst S3, 1st Msl Cmd, Vicenza, Italy; D.C./s, 1st US Msl Cmd, Vicenza, Italy; Deputy BG Cmdr, 1st BG, 5th Inf, 1st Div, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battle Group Cmdr, 1st BG, 5th Inf, 1st Div, Fort Riley, Kansas; Chief, Adv Maneuver Tng Area, ARSEC, MAAG ROC; Ch, Pl Opn & Intel, Headquarters, ARSEC, MAAG ROC; Plan Of, Plans Div, ODCSLOG, Headquarters, USCONARC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Ch, Plans Br, Opns Div, ODCSLOG, Headquarters, USCONARC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Deputy ACofS, G4 USARJ, Camp Zama, Japan. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star w/Cluster w/V Device, Combat Infantryman Badge w/star, Army Commendation Medal.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1969

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00353