Michael L. Durkee
First Lieutenant Michael L. Durkee was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 4A-63, 11 September 1963. His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader; Charlie Company 1/54th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 4th AD, Bamberg, Germany; Assistant S-3: 1/54th Infantry, Bamberg, Germany; Assistant S-2; Headquarters, 1st Brigade, Neu Ulm, Germany. | Lieutenant Durkee’s awards and decorations include: the State Departments Superior Honor Award (2) and the Distinguished Achievement Award. He also received the NATO Medal for Operations in Former Yugoslavia, the Secretary General’s Gold Medal for Excellence, and the Department of Army’s Medal for Outstanding Civilian Service. | First Lieutenant Durkee is a retired officer of the US Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor.