Kenneth J. Gingras

GINGRAS,KENNETH
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Kenneth J. Gingras

Colonel Kenneth J. Gingras was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 34-67 on 19 June 1967. His first duty assignment was as Executive Officer, Company B, United States Army Reception Station, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, C Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry, 25th Infantry, Vietnam; Secretary of the General Staff, Headquarters, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Platoon Leader, C Company, 3d Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry, Vietnam; Operations Officer, C Company, 3d Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry, Vietnam; Operations Officer, 25th Aviation Company, Nelligen, Germany; Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 223d Aviation Company, Nelligen, Germany; Assistant S-3, 223d Aviation Battalion, Nelligen, Germany; Assistant G-3, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California; Troop Commander, D Troop, 2/10 Air Cavalry, Fort Ord, California; Executive Officer, 2d Squadron, 10th Air Cavalry, Fort Ord, California; Executive Officer, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Headquarters, United States Army, Europe, Heidelberg, Germany; Battalion Commander, 7th Aviation Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California.; Battalion Commander, 307th Attack Helicopter Battalion, Fort Ord, California; G-3, Air, Headquarters, Central Army Group, Heidelberg, Germany; Executive Officer, G-3, Headquarters, Central Army Group, Heidelberg, Germany; Secretary of the General Staff, Headquarters, Central Army Group, Heidelberg, Germany; Director, Community and Family Support Agency, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Headquarters, United States Army, Europe, Heidelberg, Germany. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal w/ Numeral 24, Army Commendation Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Republic Of Vietnam Cross of gallantry w/ Bronze Star, Vietnamese Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon w/ Numeral 3, Combat Infantrymen Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Parachute Badge. | Colonel Gingras is a graduate of St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire; Rotary Wing Aviator Course; AH-1 G Qualification Course; Airborne Course; Infantry Officers Advanced Course; Command and General Staff College, UH-60 Qualification Course.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
Bronze Star Medal
Year Inducted
1991
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_01399

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