Joseph Allen Snyder Jr.
First Lieutenant Joseph Allen Snyder was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 6-65 on June 22nd, 1965. His first duty assignment following Airborne training was as an Infantry Platoon Leader in both Alpha and Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division (Airmobile), Fort Benning, Georgia.
His subsequent duty assignments include: Infantry Platoon Leader, Alpha and Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, Republic of Vietnam; and Public Relations Officer, United States Army Golden Knights, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
His military education consists of: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia and Basic Airborne Course, United States Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Georgia.
His military awards include: Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal and the Parachute Badge.
Following a twenty-three-year career in Pennsylvania state government, three years as National Director – Tennis Officiating, nine years as Director of the United States Tennis Open, ten years as United States Tennis Association consultant, and seven years as Stadium Operations and Management Consultant, First Lieutenant Snyder focused on volunteer activities such as the Central Pennsylvania Vietnam Round Table (Founding Board Member), Vietnam Veterans Speakers Bureau of the Central Pennsylvania Area and International Youth Advocate Program (Board Member)