Tom Kanelis

Tom Kanelis

Tom Kanelis

Colonel Tom Kanelis was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 29 April 1947, class number 3. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 16th Infantry Regiment, Salzburg, Austria. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Platoon Leader, 350th Inf Regiment, Salzburg, Austria; Platoon Leader, Second Inf Div, Fort Lewis, Washington; Platoon Leader, Second Inf Div, Korea; Asst PMS&T, 6513 ASU So. Calif Det, ROTC Instru Gp, Los Angeles, California; Bn S-3, 1st Bn, 22d Inf, 22d Inf Regiment, Germany; CO, Co D, 1st Bn, 22d Inf, 22d Inf Regiment, Germany; Plans & Opns Off, G-3, Headquarters, V Corps, Germany; Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters, USA Communication Zone, Orleans, France; Staff Officer, G-1, Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany; Staff Officer, Special Warfare Div, ODCSOPS, DA; Executive officer, Special Warfare Directorate ODCSOPS, Dept of Army; CO, 2d BN, 8th Inf, 4th Inf Div, Fort Lewis, Washington; Plans Off, J-3, UNorth Carolina, Headquarters, UNorth Carolina/USFK, Korea; Staff Off, UCCRG, OJCS, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star w/ V Device.

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    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

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