Thomas P. Rybczyk
Colonel Thomas P. Rybczyk was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer upon graduation from QM Officer Candidate School class 5-67, 23 March, 1967. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, 582nd Supply, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 82nd QM Company (Air Equipment Support), 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; S-4, 12th Special Forces Group, U.S. Army Reserve, Kansas City, KS; Executive Officer, Supply and Transport Company, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Battalion S-4, Dong Ba Thin Training Battalion, FANK Training Command, Vietnam; Logistics Officer, HHC, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Adjunct Military Science Instructor, University of Miami ROTC Battalion, Coral Gables, Florida; Test and Training Coordinator (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), U.S. Army Natick Research Materiel Command, Natick Massachusetts; Logistics Operations Officer, Joint Staff J-4, United States Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Halawa Heights, Hawaii. Upon release from active duty, Colonel Rybczyk joined the Army Reserves and held a dual career as a federal criminal investigator including the position of Special Agent in Charge, United States Customs Service. | His military education consists of: QM Officer Candidate School, Airborne, Parachute Pack Maintenance and Air Delivery (Rigger) School, Jumpmaster Course, 82nd Airborne Division Raider Course, Supply Management Course, Special Forces Officer Course, Special Forces Underwater Operations Course, Quartermaster Officer Advance Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (with Honors), Air War College and the Navy War College International Relations Course. | His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Senior Parachutists Badge, Riggers Badge, Scuba Badge and the Special Forces Tab.