Colonel Leonard Becicka was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 11 March 1943. His first duty assignment was as Assistant Adjutant Second Service Command, Fort Ontario, New York. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 309th Infantry, 78th Infantry Division, Camp Forest, Tennessee; Platoon Leader, Military Police Platoon XII, 3d United States Army Corps, Morhange, France; Company Commander, 289th Military Police Company, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Company Commander, 505th Military Police Company, Headquarters 5th Armored Division, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas; Company Commander, Company A, 29th Infantry Regiment, Headquarters Ryukus Command Okinawa; Company Commander, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division, Korea; Industrial Security Specialist OPMG Department of Army, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Professor (Military Science), St. Lawrence University Canton, New York; Executive Officer, 508th Military Police Battalion, Munich, Germany; Director of Custody, USDB, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Chief of Instruction, State Department Police Academy, Washington, D.C.; Provost Marshal, Berlin Brigade, Berlin, Germany; Provost Marshal, II Field Force, Vietnam; Provost Marshal, Fifth United States Army, Fort Sheridan, Illinois. | Military schools attended include: Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Provost Marshal General School, Fort Gordon, Georgia, (Selected to attend the Army War College for school year 1970-1971). Civilian education includes: Master of Arts, 1972, Roosevelt University; Bachelors Degree, University of Omaha; Associate of Arts Degree, University of Minnesota; Michigan State University - 1 year of study in Criminology and Police Administration; Many other courses and seminars in management, security and law enforcement. | Colonel Becicka's awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster for Gallantry in Combat, Legion of Merit w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters for exceptionally meritorious conduct, Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster for Valor, Commendation Medal, Air Medal, European Asiatic Mediterranean Medal w/5 Battle Stars, World War II Victory Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), Korean Service Medal w/5 Battle Stars, United States Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal w/5 Battle Stars, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Honor Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge. | Following his retirement Colonel Becicka held positions: Vice President, Brinks Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois; Special Agent (Major) Illinois Department of State Police, Elmhurst, Illinois; and Realtor, Century 21, Northbrook, Illinois.