Valentine J. Zapert

Valentine J. Zapert

Valentine J. Zapert

Major Valentine J. Zapert was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 4-68, 1 February 1968. His first duty assignment was as a Tactical Officer, 91st Company, Infantry Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Recon Platoon Leader, E Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), Camp Sally, Republic of Vietnam, APO San Francisco; Recon Platoon Leader, E Company. 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), Camp Sally, Republic of Vietnam, APO San Francisco; Company Commander, A Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Airborne Division (Airmobile), Phu Bai, Republic of Vietnam, APO San Francisco; Battalion S-1, Personnel, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), Camp Sally, Republic of Vietnam, APO San Francisco 96383 -Protocol Officer, Protocol Division, United States Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; Protocol Operations Officer S-3, Protocol Division, United States Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; Military Police Investigator, Office of the Provost Marshal, Fort Benning, Georgia -Military Police Officer's Advance Course, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Company Commander, 54th Military Police Company, Fort Ord, California; Military Police Detachment Commander, Fort Hunter Liggett, California; Battalion S-3, Operations Officer, 95th Military Police Battalion, Mannheim, Federal Republic of Germany; Provost Marshal, North Germany, Bremerhaven, Federal Republic of Germany; Provost Marshal, Chief of Security, Sierra Army Depot, Herlong, California; Chief of Personnel, Directorate of Personnel and Community Activities, Fort Gordon, Georgia. | Major Zapert's military education and training includes: USMC Basic Training, Parris Island, South Carolina; U.S. Army Basic Training, Fort Benning, Georgia; Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Ranger School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Parachute School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Military Police Officer Career Course; Criminal Investigator Supervisory Course; Corrections Administrative Course; SEADOC Course (Civil Disturbance Management), Civilian Schools: Bachelor of Science, Criminology, State University of New York, Albany, New York; Teaching Certificate, Southern Oregon University, Ashland Oregon; Master's Degree, Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona  University, Flagstaff, Arizona. | His military awards include: Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal with V device and w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, USMC Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Service Medal with 6 campaign Clusters, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge , Combat Infantryman Badge, 5 Overseas Bars. | Major Zapert retired after serving as Chief of Security, Virginia Museum, Richmond, Virginia; Teacher, Fort Wingate High School, Navajo Reservation, Fort Wingate, New Mexico; Inmate Supervision, Catalina Mountain School, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, Oracle, Arizona; Supervisor, Maricopa County Adult Probation Department, Phoenix, Arizona. He retired from service in the state of Arizona.

More Information

  • Rank

    Major

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Chief of Personnel | Directorate of Personnel and Community Activities | Fort Gordon, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    2008

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02453