Peter B. Petersen

Peter B. Petersen

Peter B. Petersen

Colonel Peter B. Petersen was commissioned a Medical Service Corps Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School Class 5-54 on April 20, 1954, and subsequently transferred to Infantry. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Platoon Leader, Company L, 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Weapons Platoon Leader, Company L, 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Executive Officer, Company L, 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Engineer Platoon Leader, 14th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Executive Officer, Headquarters Company, 14th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Executive Officer, Company A, 14th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Company Commander, Company E, 14th Infantry Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Commanding Officer, Operational A Detachment, 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, Headquarters Detachment, 5th Special Forces Airborne, Vietnam; Liaison Officer for 16 Operational A Detachments, Vietnam; Counterinsurgency Instructor, Special Warfare School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Staff Officer, Office of Personnel Operations, Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Executive Officer, 2nd Brigade 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Commander, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry, Vietnam; Combat Security Officer, 1st Logistical Command, Vietnam; Staff Officer, Office Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Secretary of General Staff, Office of Chief of Staff, Department of the Army; Military Assistant, Office of Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Commander, Combat Support Coordination Team, WoNew Jerseyu, Korea; Chief, Strategic Plans and Policy Division, DCSOPS, Washington, D.C.; and Deputy Study Group Director, Office of Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Petersen's military awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; Distinguished Flying Cross; Legion of Merit w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star Medal w/ V; Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal V; Army Commendation Medal w/ V device and w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal; Vietnam Service Medal w/ star; Korean Order of Military Merit (Samil); Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ gold star; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 device; Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Expert Infantryman’s Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Ranger Tab; and General Staff Identification Badge. | Colonel Petersen retired 31 August 1979. In his retirement, Doctor Petersen published over 90 articles, papers and two books. He was active in the Academy of Management and was elected in 1987 to chair the Management History Division. He also served as Book Review Editor of the Academy of Management Executive from 1991-1996 and is a member of the editorial board for three other business journals. Dr. Petersen enjoys adventure travel including visits to Tibet, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Africa, and Antarctica with his wife Jan. In 1997, at the age 65 Doctor Petersen ascended the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with his sons, John and Jim, and in 1998 with a license from the Department of State interviewed students in Cuba with a third son, Bill. Doctor Pete Petersen has been a full-time member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University since 1979 and senior professor of the business faculty in the School of Professional Studies.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Deputy Study Group Director | Office of Secretary of Defense | Washington, D.C.

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    2006

  • Branch Of Service

    Medical Service Corps

  • HF ID #

    HF_02355