Joseph R. Jelinek

Joseph R. Jelinek

Joseph R. Jelinek

Brigadier General Joseph R. Jelinek was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 27 February 1943. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, A Company, 128th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division, South Pacific Theater. | His subsequent duty assignment include:  Platoon Leader/Company Commander, A Company, 128 Infantry, 32d Infantry Division, Philippine Islands;  Company Commander and S-1, HHC, 134th Infantry, 34th Infantry Division, Nebraska National Guard; Assistant G-3, HHC, 34th Infantry Division; G-3, HHD, Nebraska National Guard; Chief, Policy and Liaison Office, National Guard Bureau, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Executive Officer, National Guard Bureau, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Staff Director, Ofc Dep Asst Sec Def (RA), Pentagon, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Brigadier General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted


  • Branch Of Service


  • HF ID #