Joseph D. Farias

FARIAS,JOSEPH

Joseph D. Farias

Colonel Joseph D. Farias was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 1 June 1958. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company B, 185th Infantry Regiment, Merced, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Comm Officer, 637th FA Battalion, San Jose, CA; FAOBC, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Battalion Forward Observer, 737th FA Battalion, San Jose, California; Battery Assistant Executive Officer, 737th FA Battalion, San Jose, Callifornia; Battery Executive Officer, 5/143d FA Battalion, San Jose, California; Battery CO 2/143d FA Battalion, San Jose, California; Battalion Assistant S-3, 2/143d FA Battalion, San Jose, California; Battalion S-2, 3/143d FA Battalion, San Mateo, California; Brigade S-2, HHC, 49th Infantry Brigade, Alameda, California; Brigade S-1, HHC, 49th Infantry Brigade, Alameda, California; Division Artillery Int Officer, HHB, 40th Infantry Division (Mech), Los Angeles, California; Division Assistant Operations Officer, HHC, 40th Infantry Division, (Mech), Long Beach, California; Assistant Operations Officer, HHD, 79th Spt Ctr, RAOC, Stockton, California; Battalion Executive Officer, 49th Military Police Battalion, Alameda, California; Battalion CO, 49th Military Police Battalion, Alameda, California; Chief, HHD (-) CALARNG, Sacramento, California; Battalion CO, 185th Military Police Battalion, Pittsburg, California; Deputy Brigade CO, 49th Military Police Brigade, Alameda, California; Director, Det 4, STARC, Alameda, California; Commander, STARC, Alameda, California; IRR, St. Louis, Missouri, REMC, FEMA Region IX, Presidio of San Francisco, California. | His military education and training includes: Infantry School, Special OCS; Artillery School, BOAC; Artillery School, Advanced Course; Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. Colonel Farias is a graduate of California State University with a B.A. in Social Science (1963), and a M.A. in Social Science (1970). | His awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/2 Ten-Year Devices, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Service Ribbon.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Assistant Comm Officer, 637th FA Battalion, San Jose, CA
Highest Award
Meritorious Service Medal
Year Inducted
1994
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_01672

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