Joseph J. Ondishko, Jr.

Joseph J. Ondishko, Jr.

Joseph J. Ondishko, Jr.

Colonel Joseph Ondishko was commissioned as Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 9 December 1946, class number 544. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company, 8th Army, FECOM. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Customs Immigration and Quarantine Officer, Tokyo, Kanagawa Military Government Detachment, FECOM; Platoon Leader, Company B, C, D, 21st Infantry, FECOM; Platoon Leader and Battalion S3, Company A, 21st Infantry, Headquarters Battalion; Assistant S3, Battalion S2 and Battery Officer; 21st AAA AW Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas; Company Officer and Assistant Regiment S3, 2d Battalion, 87th Infantry, 10th Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Air Gd Ln O and Assistant S3, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, FECOM, Regiment and Assistant Regiment S3, Headquarters, 3d Student Regiment, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Information and Education Officer and Assistant G3, Headquarters, 3d Armd Division, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Company Commander, 13th AIB, 3d AD, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Battalion S4, Headquarters, 13th AIB, 3d AD, Fort Knox and USAREUR; Assistant G4 Plan Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters & Headquarters Co, 3d AD, USAREUR; Company Commander and Assistant Brigade Executive Officer, 2d Brigade, 8th Infantry, Fort Riley, Kansas; Student Officer, Student Detachment, USA CGSC, Fort Leavenworth; Student Officer (University of Omaha), United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Ch, Rec & Doctrine Section Ranger Department, Student Officer, Com Chmn, Physical Training & Combative Comm Ranger Department and Operations and Plan Officer, Company D, USA Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Student Officer, Student Detachment, AFSC, Norfolk, Virginia; G3 Advisor, USA Elm MACV I Corps Adv Gp, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Executive Officer, HHD, 1st Brigade (BCT), Fort Ord, California; Battalion commander, HHD, 2d Bn, 1st Bde (BCT), Fort Ord, California; Staff Officer and Troops Operations Division, Operations Director, ODCSOPS, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Ondishko's award and decorations include: GS Ident/GS Cert, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Gold Star, Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal ( 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), ARCOM (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Parachute Tab, Ranger Tab.

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  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

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