Robert J. Poshard
Colonel Robert J. Poshard was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 27 June 1962. His first duty assignment was as Operation Officer, Company B, 8th Aviation Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: OPDS/ Officer/Aviation, 8th Aviation Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Germany; Section Leader, 18th Aviation Company, Vietnam; Instructor Flight Academic Branch, Hunter Army Air Field, GA; Battalion Commander, 269 Aviation Battalion, Vietnam; Battalion Executive Officer, 11th CAB, Vietnam; Commanding Officer, 74 Recon Company, Vietnam; Bde S-2, 2 BCT Bde, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Chief, Training Division Director of Plans and Training, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Personnel Management Officer, Mil Personnel Center; Professor Military Science, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; Chief, Specialty Proponency, Fort Harrison, IN; Inspector General, Kentucky Army National Guard, Frankfort, KY. | His awards and decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/9 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Presidential Unit Citation Navy, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation, Expert Infantryman Badge, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm Unit Citation, Senior Army Aviator Badge. | Military schools attended include: Inspectors General Course, Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Armor Officer Career Course, Aviation Flight School .