Colonel Ralph Salucci was commissioned and Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 2 August 1976, class number 1. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company K, 160th Infantry Regiment, 40th Infantry Division. | His subsequent duty assignments include: TAC Officer, 11th OCS Company, Fort Benning, Georgia; XO and Company Commander, Headquarters Company and Company D, 4th Student Battalion, 1st Student Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Admin Officer, Air Mobility Group, USAIS; Company commander, Company E, 1st Airborne, 325 Airborne Infantry, 82d Airborne Division; Assistant Airborne Brigade S-3 and Assistant G-3, Headquarters, 8th Infantry Division; Assistant PMS, ROTC, University of Michigan; Air Assault Test and Evaluation Officer 11th Air Assault Division, Airborne Department, Fort Benning, Georgia; Sector (Province) Senior Advisor, Vietnam; Deputy Director, PSYOP Department, USAIMA, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Battalion Commander, TASCOM, IG, 2d Battalion, 12 Infantry, Vietnam; TASCOM IG, Headquarters, Europe; Coordinator of Assistant to Res Components, Headquarters, ARR IV, Fort Gillem, Georgia. | Colonel Salucci's awards and decorations include: Vietnam Commendation Medal (with Device 60), Viet Honor Medal (1st Class), Viet Gallantry Cross (Silver Star), Viet Service Medal (5 Stars), U.N. Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), WW II Victory Medal, European Theater of Operations (2 Stars), Amer. Camp Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, ARCOM (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (5 Clusters), MSM, Bronze Star Medal, Gliderman Legion Of Merit, Master Parachutist, Combat Infantryman Badge (3 Awards).