Rodney L. Straub

Rodney L. Straub

Rodney L. Straub

Colonel Rodney L. Straub was commissioned a Military Intelligence Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 502-68, 2 May 1968. His first duty assignment was as a Tactical Intelligence Officer and Infantry Reconnaissance Company Advisor, USMACV. | His subsequent duty assignments include: USAR-Not on Active Duty Enlisted Service:USAR Control Group (Reinf (Apr 1967 -May 1967); ACTIVE DUTY-RA Enlisted Service: Trainee-BCT, INF AIT (11B), Fort Dix, New Jersey  (May 1967-Sep 1967); OCS Candidate-Infantry Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia (Oct 1967-May 1968);ACTIVE DUTY-Commissioned Officer (MI Branch):Student-Tactical Intelligence Officer Course, USAINTS, Fort Holabird, Maryland (May 1968-June 1968); Tactical Intelligence Officer & Infantry Recon, Company Advisor, USMACV, Republic of Vietnam (July 1968 -July 1969); Assistant G-2 & Installation Intelligence Officer, Headquarters, USATC, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (Aug 1969-Sep 1971); USAR-Commissioned Officer (MI Branch), USAR Control Group (Standby-Inactive) (Sep 1971- May 1975); Medical Admin & Field Medical Assistant, 73d Combat Support Hosp, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (May 1975-Sep 1979); BOAC Officer Instructor, 5041st USAR School, Davenport, Iowa (Oct 1979- Jun 1981); Accounting Officer, Headquarters, 103d COSCOM, Des Moines, Iowa (Jun 1981-Jun 1983); Assistant Inspector General, Headquarters, 103d COSCOM, Des Moines, Iowa (Jun 1983-May 1985); Commander, 366th Public Affairs Detachment, Des Moines, Iowa (May 1985-Oct 19870; Liaison Officer, Headquarters, 103d COSCOM, Des Moines, Iowa (Nov 1987-Jun 19890; Operations-Training Officer, SOTI Section, Headquarters, 103d COSCOM, Des Moines, Iowa (Jul 1989 Mar 1990); Counterintelligence/Intelligence Officer, SOTI Section Headquarters, 103d COSCOM, Des Moines, Iowa (Apr 1990-Apr 1993); Commander, 134th Military Intelligence Battalion, (HVY DIV), Fort Snelling, New Mexico (Apr 1993- Nov 1994); Commander, 474th Military Intelligence Detachment, (Strategic), Ames, Iowa (Nov 1994- Feb 1998). | Colonel Straub's military education and training includes: Infantry Officer Candidate Course, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Tactical Intelligence Officer Course, USAINTS, Fort Holabird, Maryland; AMEDD Officer Basic Course, USA AHS, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, USA AHS, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Inspector General Orientation Course, DAIG, Washington, D.C.; CO/DET Level Pre-Command Course, USAR Readiness TC, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; QM Branch Orientation Course, USATSC, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Command & General Staff Officer Course, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, MIOAC, Ph II, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; MIOAC, Ph IV, Tactical Intelligence (35D), Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Electronic Warfare Staff Officer Course, (5M), Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Supply Management Officer Course, USATSC Fort Eustis, Virginia; Associate Logistics Executive Development Course, (ALED.C), Fort Lee, Virginia*; Reserve Components National Security Course, NDU, AFSC, Norfolk, Virginia; Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Mobilization & Deployment Planning Course, C&GSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Information Security Orientation Course, DOD Security Institute, Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Counterintelligence Officer Course, Phase II, (35E) , 4th ITAAS, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin*; Security Management Course, 4th ITAAS, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin*; German Course for 103D COSCOM, 4th ITAAS, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; AG Officer Branch Orientation Course, USATSC, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Counterintelligence Officer Course, Phase I, (35E), 4th ITAAS, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin*; German Basic Refresher Course, 4th, ITAAS, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; Symposium on Strategic Intelligence & National Security, DIC, Washington, D.C.; 1Intelligence in Combatting Terrorism Course, Fort Huachuca Arizona; Military Intelligence Pre-Command Course, Fort  Huachuca, Arizona; Latin America Orientation Course, Hurlburt Field, Florida; National Senior Intelligence Course, JMITC, DIA, Washington, D.C.; (*-Honor Graduate). | Educational Degrees: Tipton Community High School, Tipton, IA, High School Diploma; 4 years, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, B.S. in Accounting/Business; University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, M.A. in Accountancy. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge-Vietnam (1969), Bronze Star Medal-Vietnam (1969), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1997), Meritorious Service Medal (1994), Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster (1971), (1994), Army Achievement Medal with on Oak Leaf Cluster (1986), (1990), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters (1979), (1983), (1987), (1991), (1995), National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star (1967), (1991), Vietnam service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars (1969), Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Hourglass Device (1985), (1995), Army Service Ribbon (1986), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training ribbon with Numeral Device Four (1986), (1988), (1990), (1992), Armed Forces Honor Medal, Republic of Vietnam (1969), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (1969), Overseas Bars-Two (1969), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry cross with Palm (Unit Citation) (1969), Knowlton Award, Military Intelligence Corps (1997). 

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Commander | 474th Military Intelligence Detachment | (Strategic) | Ames, Iowa

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2008

  • Branch Of Service

    Military Intelligence

  • HF ID #

    HF_02449