Ronald B. Stewart
Colonel Ronald B. Stewart was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 5-67, 20 January 1967. His first duty assignment was as Teaching, Assessing and Counseling Officer, 63d Officer Candidate School Company, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, 298th Assault Helicopter Company, Fort Walters, Texas; Platoon Leader, 48th Assault Helicopter Company, Vietnam; Flight Commander and Instructor Pilot, Flight School, Fort Walters, Texas; Section Leader and Executive Officer, 198th Aviation Company, Delaware National Guard, New Castle, Delaware; Commander, Company B, 150th Combat Aviation Battalion, Delaware National Guard, New Castle, Delaware; Aviation Staff Officer, State Area Command, Delaware National Guard, Wilmington, Delaware; and State Army Aviation Officer, Headquarters, State Area Command, Delaware National Guard, Wilmington, Delaware. | Colonel Stewart is a graduate of the Officer Rotary Wing Aviator Course, Army Aviation Command and Staff Course, Signal Officer Advanced Course, UH-1 Instructor Pilot Course, UH-1 Instructor Pilot Gunnery Course, Airmobility Training Course, UH-1 Synthetic Flight Trainer Instructor Pilot Course, Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Qualification Course, Command and General Staff College, Aviation Accident Prevention Course, NOE Instructor Pilot Course, Aviation Commanders Readiness Course, T-42A Instructor Pilot Course, Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course, State Aviation Officer’s Professional Development Course, Reserve Components National Security Course and the United States Army War College. | His military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, Air Medal w/ 11 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (fourth award), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Two Overseas Bars, Master Aviator Badge, Delaware National Guard Captain Robert Kirkwood Award, Delaware National Guard Conspicuous Service Cross, Delaware National Guard Medal for Military Merit (second award), Delaware National Guard Medal for Service in Aid to Civil Authority (third award), and Delaware National Guard Physical Fitness Ribbon (ninth award).