William D. Swenson

Former Army Capt. William Swenson stands before a crowd during his Medal of Honor induction ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 16, 2013  DoD photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler, U.S. Marine Corps.  (Released)
Former Army Capt. William Swenson stands before a crowd during his Medal of Honor induction ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 16, 2013 DoD photo by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler, U.S. Marine Corps. (Released)
William D. Swenson

William D. Swenson

Captain William D. Swenson joined the U.S. Army in 2002. He then attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. He attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course and earned his branch qualification in Infantry. | Swenson served one tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. For his final tour in Afghanistan he was assigned to Task Force Phoenix, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and served as an Afghan Border Police advisor, in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). | Captain Swenson's military education and training includes: the Infantry Mountain Leader Advanced Marksmanship Course, U.S. Army Airborne School, U.S. Army Ranger School and the Infantry Maneuver Captains Career Course. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Seattle University. His awards and decorations include: the Medal of Honor, Bronze Star Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2 device), NATO Medal, the U.S. Army Parachutist Badge, the Ranger tab, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Captain

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Medal of Honor

  • Year Inducted

    2014

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02666

  • MH ID#

    MH_00049