Joseph W. Powers
Colonel Joseph W. Powers was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 4 November 1944, class number 354. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company B 220 Bn, 68th ITR, Camp Blanding, Florida. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, AT Co, 143rd Inf, 36th Div, European Theater of Operations; Motor Officer, 503 TC Car Co, Berlin, Germany; Company Commander, 7784 Motor Trans Bn, Berlin, Germany; Regimentl Motor Officer, Sv Co, 38th Inf, Fort Carson, Colorado; Company Commander, Company H, 14th Inf, Fort Carson, Colorado; Asst PMS, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Student Adv Course, 2d Co, 1st Stud Regiment, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Opn Officer, G3 Sec, Headquarters 24th Inf Div, Korea; Instructor, Technique Rifle Fire Committee, Weapons Dept, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Sub Committee Chief, Technique Rifle Fire Committee, Wpns Dept, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Student, Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Student, University of Miami Graduate School, Coral Gables, Florida; Asst Branch Chief, Facilities Br, Prog Div, O&M, DCSLOG, DA; Unit Chief, O&M Facilities Unit, Bud Div, D.CSCOMPT, Headquarters AMC, Washington, D.C.; Bn Comdr, 1st Bn, 48th Inf, 3rd AD USAREUR; S-1/Adj, Headquarters Carlisle Brks, Carlisle, PA; Division Chief, Mgt Div, D.CSCOMPT, Headquarters USCOMARC, Fort Monroe, Virginia. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Combat Infantryman Badge, General Staff Identification, EAME, AOM (GER), World War II VM, UNSM, KSM, NDSM (1st Oak Leaf Cluster).