Joseph S. Stevenson
Colonel Joseph S. Stevenson was commissioned as a Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 6-69, 15 February 1969. His first duty assignment was as Recon Platoon Leader, 3rd Battalion, 505 Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent assignments include: Combat Advisor, MACV, Vietnam. Instructor, USAIS Ranger Department, Dahlonega, Georgia. Detachment Commander, ODA 323 Company B, 3rd Battalion, 11th SFG(USAR), Savannah, Georgia. Operations Officer, 3289th USAR School (USAR), Charleston, South Carolina. Chief, Unit Training Division, Headquarters 120th ARCOM(USAR), Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Commander, 1st Battalion, TSB, 108th Division(USAR), Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Assistant Director, Crisis Action Team, Headquarters, USEUCOM, Patch Barracks, Germany. | His military awards and decorations include: the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, Bronze Star with “V” device, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device, Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” and Hourglass, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 device, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation. | Following retirement, Colonel Stevenson served as an Instructor at the Computer Science Department, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.