Stephen R. Pawlik
Colonel Stephen R. Pawlik was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 25 June 1955, Class Number 4. His first duty assignment was as Executive Officer, Platoon Leader, Recon Platoon Leader, Company D, HHC, 25th Armd Infantry Battalion, 1st Armd, Fort Hood and Fort Polk. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 85th Infantry Regiment, Bamberg, Germany; Executive Officer, Company B, 29th Infantry, 10th Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany; Interrogator, 504 MI Detention, Nuremberg, Germany; Recruiting Officer, Syracuse Recruiting Main Station, Syracuse, New York; Main Station Commander, Syracuse Recruiting Main Station, Syracuse, New York; Company Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 17th Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Instructor, Operations Command, Brigade/Battalion Operations Dept, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Instructor, Operations Command/BBOD, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; S3 BN and S3 BDE, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry (Wolfhounds), 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Republic of South Vietnam; Chief Combined Arms Branch, Office of Personnel Operations (OPO), Department of Army, Washington, D.C.; Chief CSM Office, Office of Personnel Operations (OPO), Department of Army, Washington, D.C.; Brigade Executive Officer, 197th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 58th Infantry (Mechanized) (Patriots) 197th Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia; ACofS, G-2, United States Army, Berlin, Germany; Deputy Brigade Commander, Berlin Brigade, Berlin, Germany. | Colonel Pawlik’s awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit (3 awards); Distinguished Flying Cross; Bronze Star with “V” Device and Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart; Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters; w/ 27 Air Medals, one with “V” Device; Air Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (Bronze) with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm; Vietnamese Civic Action Medal; Korean Service Medal; Expert Infantry Badge; Combat Infantryman Badge; Parachute Badge; USAIS Qualified Jumpmaster; Army Good Conduct Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Leadership Award, Far East Command, 7th Infantry Division.