Joseph W. Marks
Colonel Joseph W. Marks was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1942. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader and Company Commander; Headquarters, 7th Army, Atlanta, Georgia; S-3, Georgia Military District, Atlanta, Georgia; Company Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, Battalion Commander, Regiment S-1, S-3, Regiment, Executive Officer, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Korea; Instructor, Tactics Department, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief, Airborne Section, MAAG, Germany; Office of Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, DA; Army War College; Commander, 171st Infantry Brigade. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star; Bronze Star Medal; Purple Hear; Thailand Order of White Elephant; Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Senior Parachutist Badge; General Staff Identification Badge.