Joseph V. Haynes
Colonel Joseph V. Haynes was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 23 November 1944, Class Number 363. Upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, he was given an overseas assignment as a replacement with no specific unit assignment. Upon arrival in the Philippines in January 1945, he was assigned as a Battalion Motor Transportation Officer in the 4th Replacement Depot, on Leyte. He was later assigned as a Company Commander in that unit. | Other assignments include Defense Platoon Commander for Division Headquarters, 86th Infantry Division in early 1946. He remained in that assignment until returning to CONUS for separation, as a First Lieutenant, in August 1946. In September 1946 enlisted in the Army Air Corps at Scott Field, IL, where he served as First Sergeant and Sergeant Major. He was recalled to Active Duty in March 1948 as a First Lieutenant, Infantry, and detailed to the Air Force to compete for a regular appointment. Assigned to Squadron duty as an adjutant, and later as Squadron Commander. After three months he was assigned to Personnel duties where he remained at progressively higher levels, until retirement in 1972. He served at all levels of command, including Group (0-3), Wing, Numbered Air Force (0-4), and Major Command, before spending five years in Air Force Headquarters at the Pentagon (0-5). His assignments included overseas tours in Japan (FEAF), Hawaii (PACAF Hq), Germany (USAFE Hq), Taiwan, ROC (Vice Commander CCK Air Base (0-6), Vietnam (Combat Support Group) and Germany (Deputy J-1, Hq, EUCOM). Since retirement he has served as a volunteer Director of Retiree Activities at Langley Air Force Base, VA, for five years. He is currently active in volunteer programs as Coordinator for the Base Hospital volunteer program, which he helped initiate some four years ago. | Military schools attended include; Infantry Officer Candidate School, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College. | Colonel Haynes holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration.