Joseph J. Schmalhorst


Joseph J. Schmalhorst

Colonel Joseph H. Schmalhorst was commissioned an Communication Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 31 March 1952, class number 10. His first duty assignment was Company Executive Officer, 13th Company, 2d Battalion, 1st OC Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company F, 5th RCT, FE COM; Battalion S-3, Company Commander, 2d Battalion and Company F, 5th RCT, Fort Lewis, Washington; Company Commander and Aide-de-Camp, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Electronic Warfare Instructor, USARADSCH, Fort Bliss, Texas; Assistant Operations Officer, USA Elm, Field Command DASA, Sandia Base, New Mexico; Senior Instructor of Electronic Warfare, USADS, Fort Bliss, Texas; Assistant G-3, 24th Infantry Division, Germany; Project Officer, USACDCCIA, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Commander, 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion Commander and II Field Force Deputy G-3, 6th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Vietnam; Staff Officer and Chief, Comm, Elect and Space Division, OCRD, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Schmalhorst's awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (with Palm), Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star (V Device), Legion of Merit, Silver Star.

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Key Assignment
Platoon Leader, Company F, 5th RCT, FE COM
Highest Award
Silver Star
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