Michael L. Wardinski
Colonel Michael Leon Wardinski was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 31 May 1952. His first duty assignment was as Small Arms Instructor, Division Faculty, Company B, 87th RECON Battalion, Camp Roberts. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Rifle/Weapons, Company A, 6th Infantry Regiment, Berlin; Commandant Berlin NCO Academy/Commander Rifle Company/Assistant Battalion S3, Company A, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 6th Infantry Regiment; Executive Officer, Admin/Logistical functions for over 800, Headquarters Company, U.S. Army, Fort Myer; Student, Infantry Career Course; Student, Russian Language, U.S. Army Language School; Intelligence Staff Officer, Soviet Order of Battle Analyst, Intelligence Division, Headquarters USAREUR; Battalion Executive Officer, 3rd/2nd Battalions, 1st Tng Regiment, Fort Dix; Battalion Commander, 2nd Battalion; Regimental S-3, Headquarters, 1st Tng Regiment, Fort Dix; Regimental S-3, Headquarters, 1st Tng Regiment, Fort Dix; Student, USAC&GSC; Hau Nghia Province PSYOPS Advisor, Joint US Public Affairs Office, Vietnam; Intelligence Staff Officer, IG Office, Defense Intelligence Agency DIA; Commander, 2d MI Battalion (Air Reconnaissance Support), 66th MI Group; Group Executive Officer, Headquarters, 66th Military Intelligence Group; Chief Assessments Branch, Defense Intelligence Agency; Chief, Soviet/WashingtonRSAW Pact Branch, Current Intelligence Management Division, Defense Intelligence Agency. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, Korean Presidential Citation, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Honor Medal with 2d Class (Vietnam), Psychological Operations Medal (Vietnam), Occupation Ribbon (Germany & Japan), Korean Service Medal with 5 stars, National Defense Ribbon with Oak Leaf, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 stars, United Nations Ribbon, Vietnam Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Citation.