Joseph R. Koehler


Joseph R. Koehler

Colonel Joseph Robert Koehler was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 5 March 1955. His first duty assignment was as Gunnery Officer, Heavy Mortar Company, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Aviator, Second U.S. Army Support Element, Fort Meade, Maryland; Section Leader, 15th Aviation Company, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea; Division Aviation Operations Officer, 15th Aviation Company, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea; Instructor, U.S. Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Aide-de-Camp, U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Company Commander, Company B, 5th Battalion, 31st Infantry; Executive Officer, 131st Aviation Company, 223 Aviation Battalion, Vietnam; Staff Officer, Personnel Division, CORC, DA, Washington, D.C.; Staff Officer, Headquarters USSOUTHCOM J1, Panama Canal Zone; Battalion Commander, 210th Aviation Battalion, 193d Infantry Brigade, Canal Zone; Brigade Advisor, 2d Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, USARR II, Washington; Aviation Coordinator, USARR V, Fort Sheridan, Illinois. | Colonel Koehler's military education and training includes: Aviator, Fort Meade, Maryland; Advanced Course, U.S. Army Infantry School; Command and General Staff College. | His awards and decorations include: ARCOM (3-One for Valor; Air Medal (14-One for Valor); Bronze Star (2); Meritorious Service Medal; Legion of Merit.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Aviator, Second U.S. Army Support Element, Fort Meade, Maryland
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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