Ronald F. Ochis
Colonel Ronald F. Ochis graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate Class Number 2 on 30 August 1951 after 4 years enlisted service. During the Korean Conflict, he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and as the Executive Officer of E Company, 2d Battalion, 5th Regimental Combat Team. He then joined Company C, 1st Battalion, 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment as Company Commander. | Colonel Ochis returned to Fort Benning in 1957 for the Infantry Officer Advance Course and then spent two years teaching with the Company Tactics Committee. He then attended Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and he later received his Advance Degree in International Relations at the University of Georgia. In 1969, Colonel Ochis went to Vietnam as Battalion Commander of the 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. From Vietnam, Colonel Ochis became Chief, Politico-Military Division, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with V Device and 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with V Device, the Legion of Merit, the Purple Heart, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star (Two Awards), the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters.