Leroy W. Conklin
Colonel LeRoy W. Conlkin was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 22 May 1952. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company D, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company A, 223 Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division; Executive Officer, Company A, 223 Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division; Commander, Company D, 23 Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division; Platoon Leader, Company A, 77th Infantry Division; Weapons Platoon Commander, 1st Battle Group, 77th Infantry Division; Public Education Officer, 356th CA Brigade; Operations Officer, 356th CA Brigade; Chief of Government Section, 356th CA Brigade; Chief of Staff, 356th CA Brigade; Deputy Commander, 356th CA Brigade; Division Chief, Public Education, 353d CA Command; Director, Special Functions; Commandant, 1154th USAR School. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star w/V Device, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Reserve Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Humanitarian Service Medal, Conspicuous Service Cross (State of New York). | Military schools attended include: Infantry Career Course, Civil Affairs Career Course, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Command and General Staff College, Air War College. | Colonel Conlkin attended State University of NY at Cortland and holds a BS degree in Education; New York University, New York City and holds a MA degree in Administration and a Professional Degree.