Ronald J. Zahm


Ronald J. Zahm

Colonel Ronald J. Zahm was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 12 November 1952, Class Number 36. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Weapons Committee Instructor and Chief, Bayonet Training Division, Company H, 2d Battalion, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer, Company K, 3d Battalion 187th Regimental Combat Team, Beppu, Japan; Executive Officer, Company I, 3d Battalion, 187th Regimental Combat Team, Beppu, Japan; Commander, Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 187th Regimental Combat Team, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Commander, Company B, 327th Airborne Battle Group, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Aide-de-Camp to Assistant Director, USA Element, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland; Senior Advisor to Adjutant General, High Command, USA Element, MAAG, Vietnam; Chief, Cable Section, OACSI, Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Project Officer for Comptroller of the Army, Officer Personnel Study, Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Readiness Reporting Officer, Combat Operations Center, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, J3, Saigon, Vietnam; Chief, Personnel Actions Division, AG, Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, AG, Saigon, Vietnam; Task Force, Adjutant General, Headquarters, Task Force Oregon, Chu Lai, Vietnam; Chief, Personnel Redeployment Branch, Office of the AG, Headquarters, United States Army, Europe and Seventh Army, Heidelberg, Germany; Division Adjutant General, Headquarters, 4th Armored Division, VII Corps, Goeppingen, Germany; Battalion Commander, Headquarters, 22d Replacement Battalion, U.S. Army, Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam; Manpower Staff Officer, Personnel Division, SHAPE, U.S. Army Element, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe, Belgium; Chief, Administration Branch, Personnel Division, SHAPE, U.S. Army Element Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe, Belgium; Corps Adjutant General, Headquarters, 5th U.S. Army Corps (V Corps), Frankfurt, Germany; Director of Personnel and Community Activities, Headquarters, Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. | Military schools attended include: Infantry Officers' Advanced Course; Army Language School, Russian Language. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, ARCOM with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Honor Medal 1st Class, 7 Campaign Stars-Vietnam, Meritorious Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Army General Staff Badge, 8 Overseas Bars, Master Parachutist Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Executive Officer, Company K, 3d Battalion 187th Regimental Combat Team, Beppu, Japan
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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