Rocco C. Siciliano
First Lieutenant Rocco C. Siciliano was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 16th Company 3 October 1944. His first duty assignment was as an Infantry Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, Camp Swift, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Mountain Unit Commander, 10th Mountain Division;and Personnel Staff Officer, Headquarters, U.S. Forces, Austria. | His military awards include: Bronze Star Medal for Valor, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze stars, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. | First Lieutenant Siciliano was an attorney who served in five Presidential appointed positions and as a corporation Chief Executive Officer of two New York Stock Exchange companies. He served as a member and chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission , Washington, D.C., created by the U.S. Congress and approved by the President. He is also served as chairman of the Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles. He has served as Chairman and President of the Dwight D. Eisenhower World Affairs Institute and was the Special Assistant to President Eisenhower for Personnel Management in the White House after serving four years as an Assistant Secretary of Labor. Between January 1969 and March of 1971 he served as Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Under President Nixon he served as a public member of the Federal Pay Board. He has served on many corporate boards and is a Trustee Emeritus of the Committee for Economic Development and the J. Paul Getty Trust. He is a Senior Fellow on the National Academy of Public Administration in Washington, D.C. and is a founding member and former Chairman of the California Business Roundtable.