Leonard P. Dileanis

Leonard P. Dileanis

Leonard P. Dileanis

Colonel Leonard P. Dileanis was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 19 April 1944, Class Number 322. His first duty assignment was as COMMO Chief, 2nd Battalion, 310 Infantry, 78th Division, Camp Pickett, VA and European Theater of Operations. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Acting Battalion Commander, 2nd Battalion, 310 Infantry, 78th Division; Active Reserve Unit, 833 Res Comp Gp, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania; Company Commander, Company B, 10th Infantry, 5th Division, Fort Jackson, SC; Adjutant, 10th Infantry, 5th Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Information and Education Officer, 5th Division; Battalion Advisor, JUSMAG, Ioannia, Greece; AD.C to Chief, Army Sec, JUSMAG, Greece; Instructor, Staff Department, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Instructor, Staff Dept, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA; G3 Advisor, Det G, KMAG, Korean Army Training Command; Army Operations Officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Protocol Officer, OACS, Intelligence, Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Visits and Tours Sec, OACS, Intelligence, Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; CINCPAC Liaison Officer, G3, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Executive Officer and Senior Aide, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 52nd Armd Infantry Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Acting Chief of Staff and Director, Division Logistics Service Tests (Brown Board), 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Masters Training, Journalism, Public Relations, School of Journalism, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Deputy Chief, Plans and Policy Division, Office, Chief of Information, Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Public Affairs Officer, EUSA, USFK AND UNorth Carolina, Korea; Chief, Plans and Programs Directorate, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Public Affairs Officer, US Readiness Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with V Device, Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, CM with three Oak Leaf Clusters, European Theater of Operations Medal with three Campaign Stars, CIB, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Army General Staff Badge.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1977

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00802