Richard P. Koch
Colonel Richard P. Koch was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 6 November 1945, class number 505. His first duty assignment was as Battalion Adjutant, 787th AAA (AW), Battalion, Bremerhaven, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Civilian Personnel Officer, 17th Major Port and Bremerhaven port of Embarkation; Classification & Assignment Officer, Military Personnel, 1170th ASU, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Post Adjutant, 1170th ASU, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Civilian Personnel Officer, Headquarters, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Special Assistant to Director of Civilian Personnel, Office, Assistant Secretary of the Army; Director of Civilian Personnel, Headquarters, Korean Communications Zone, Tageu; Member, Army Pay System Study Group, Office of the Chief of Finance, Headquarters DA; Project Officer, Personnel Research & Procedures Division, Office of The Adjutant General, Headquarters DA; Chief, Personnel Management branch, AG Section, Headquarters US army Air Defense Command, Ent Air Force Base, CO; Adjutant, MAAG, Belgium-Luxembourg; Chief, Organization Branch CDC, Fort Benjamin Harrison; Deputy Adjutant General/Commander USARV Data Service, Headquarters, U.S. Army, Vietnam; Director, Department of Date Processing, Adjutant General School, Fort Harrison, IN; Assistant Commandant/DOI Commandant, Adjutant General School, Fort Harrison, IN; Commander, USA Institute of Administration; Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Admin Center; Dean of Instruction, Central Admin, Indiana Vocational Technical College; Vice president/Operations, Executive Headquarters, Operations and Chief Academic Officer, Indiana Vocational Technical College. | His awards and decorations include: Expert Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Cluster).