Robert P. Wade
Colonel Robert P. Wade was commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 4-86. His first duty assignment was as a Tactical Control Officer and Platoon Leader with the 1st Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery, I Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battery Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion S-1, 1st Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, Fort Lewis, Washington; Assistant Operations Officer, 59th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany; Battery Commander, 6th Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery, Ansbach, Germany; Operations Officer, V Corps Air Defense Artillery Element, Heidelberg, Germany; Battery Commander, Headquarters Battery 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany; Assistant Operations Officer, 5th Armored Brigade, Fort Carson, Colorado; Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of Colorado and Colorado School of Mines, Boulder, Colorado; Brigade S-3, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Giebelstadt, Germany; J-3, Joint Task Force Cobra, Tel Aviv, Israel; Missile Defense Branch Chief, United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany; Battalion Commander, Pittsburgh Recruiting Battalion, United States Army Recruiting Command, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Deputy Brigade Commander, 1st Recruiting Brigade, United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Meade, Maryland; Commander, Information Activities Task Force, Land Force Doctrine and Training System, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Exchange Officer, Canadian Forces. | His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Army Superior Unit Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Medal ((1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Southwest Asia Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medals- Governments of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Recruiter Badge, Parachutist Badge. Colonel Wade is also a member of the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara.