Lieutenant Colonel Charles John Mendoza

Charles Mendoza

Lieutenant Colonel Charles John Mendoza

Lieutenant Colonel Charles John Mendoza was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School Class 8-55, Fort Benning, Georgia, 24 August 1955. He reported to his first duty assignment as a Platoon Leader at 2nd Infantry Division shortly afterward.

His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, 5th Battalion (Officer Candidate), 19th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief, Revolutionary Support Activities, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Commander, B-35, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Nha Trang, Republic of Vietnam; Detachment Commander A331, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Binh Dinh, Republic of Vietnam; Intelligence Officer, B330, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Japan and Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam; Ranger Instructor, Dahlonega, Georgia. His last duty assignment was with the US Army Concepts Analysis Agency in the Pentagon.

His military education and training consist of: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Ranger School, Basic Airborne and Jumpmaster Courses, Pathfinder School, Infantry Advanced Course, Special Forces Officer Course, Psychological Operations Officer Course, US Army Language School-French, United States Army Command and General Staff College.

His military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (w/V device), Meritorious Service Medal (w/ OLC); Air Medal (w/Silver OLC) and the Army Commendation Medal (w/V and 2 OLC).

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