Joseph F. Rutkowski

Joseph F. Rutkowski

Joseph F. Rutkowski

Colonel Joseph F. Rutkowski was commissioned an Aviation Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 19 December 1952, Class number 42. His first duty assignment was as Motor Officer, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Regimental Motor Officer, 3d Infantry Division, Korea; Basic Training Instructor, 69th Infantry Division, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Flight Commander, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Flight Commander/Rifle Company Commander/Division Headquarters Company Commander, 24th Infantry Division, Augsburg, Germany; Chinook Aviation Company Commander, 11th Air Assault Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chinook Aviation Commander, 23d Infantry Division, Vietnam; Staff, Director of Instruction, U.S. Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Battalion Commander, 14th Aviation, 23d Infantry Division, Vietnam; Staff Officer, Department of the Army Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Rutkowski's awards and decorations include: Purple Heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal (V Device and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal (28 Oak Leaf Clusters).

Additional Information

  • Rank


  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Battalion Commander | 14th Aviation | 23d Infantry Division | Vietnam

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted


  • Branch Of Service


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