Michael P. Kehoe
Colonel Michael Patrick Kehoe, Sr. was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-67 at Fort Knox, Kentucky, 10 January 1967. His first duty assignment as an officer was as a Basic Training Battalion Training Officer from January through October of 1967 with the U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Lewis, Washington. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Combat Platoon Leader, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, Armored Cavalry Troop, Armor Training Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Tank Battalion Operations Officer (S-3), 3\64th Armor, 3d Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, West Germany; Commander, Tank Company, A Company, 3/64th Armor, 3d Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, West Germany; Assistant Professor of Military Science, ROTC Detachment, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina; Commander, Armed Forces Radio & Television Network, Southern European Broadcasting Service, Vicenza, Italy; Armor Force Modernization Coordinator, U.S. Army Forces Command (J-3), Atlanta, Georgia; Chief of Public Affairs, U.S. Army Health Services Command, San Antonio, Texas. | Colonel Kehoe, Senior is a graduate of the Army's Degree Completion Program where he earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida. (FIe later earned a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas). He is also a graduate of many military schools, including: Jungle Warfare School, Armor Officer Advanced Course, Airborne School, Air / Ground Operations School, Command and General Staff College, the Army's Training with Industry Program (One Year Management Internship with Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, Georgia), and the Defense Information School's Broadcast Management Course. | His military awards include: Individual Awards for Legion of Merit (2 awards), Bronze Star Medal – Valor, Bronze Star Medal – Service, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Army Commendation Medal (2 awards), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2 awards), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Gold Star, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Unit Awards for Army Presidential Unit Citation, Army Valorous Unit Award, Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation. | At the time of his induction, he was serving as an Assistant Veterans Service Officer for the State of Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs in Huntsville, Alabama.