Willard B. Snyder
Colonel Willard B. Snyder was commissioned a Military Police/Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 67/67, 13 December 1967. His first duty assignment was as Provost Marshal, Germersheim A.D., Germersheim, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Asst. SJA/GS, USA MAT COM EUR, Zweibrucken, Germany; S2, C Det, 12th SF (Abn) (USAR), Kansas City, Kansas; CO, 415th MP Det (CF) (USAR), Kansas City, Missouri; Asst. S3, MP OPS. FORSCOM (IMA), Fort McPherson, Georgia; G5, 35th Inf (M) KARNG, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; G5, Kansas National Guard State Headquarters (Army), Topeka, Kansas. | Military schools attended include: Basic Combat Training, Fort Dix; Advanced Individual Training, Fort Lewis; Officer Candidate School (Inf), Fort Benning; Military Police Officer Orientation, Fort Gordon; Security Operations, Fort Gordon; Security Operations, Hawkins Barracks, Overammergau, Germany; CBR Bad Vilseck, Germany; General Airborne Luftlande/Lufttransport Schule, Altenstadt, Germany; NATO Defense-Fuhrungsakademie Budeswehr, Hamburg, Germany; Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth. | His military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service, Reserve Component Achievement (USAR & NG) German Airborne Excellence in Competion Bronz (Rifle), German Army Cross of Honor in Silver, German Schutzenschnur in Bronze, Silver and Gold. Also awarded German Gross of Merit and German Cross of Merit First Class (Bundesverdienst Kreuz 1.K1.). Listed in Wer ist Wer (German Who’s Who), Who’s Who in Midwest, U.S. & World, Who’s Who in Finance & Industry, Who’s Who in American Law. | Colonel Synder also served as President, Real Estate Corp, Inc.; Atty; Consul (H) Fed. Rep. Of Germany for Kansas and Western Missouri.