YOUR Board of Directors
The United States Army
Officer Candidate Schools
COL (Ret) Frank Harman,
BIOCC OCS 1-79
President and CEO
OCS Board of Directors
The United States Army Officer Candidate Schools Alumni Association (TUSAOCSAA) is the Alumni Association for the United States Army Officer Candidate School (OCS). The mission of the Association is to preserve the history of OCS and honor the legacy of its graduates.
COL (Ret.) Frank L. Harman III
President & Chief Executive Officer
COL Harman entered the Army in 1978 and served 16 months on active duty as an enlisted soldier with a tour in the Panama Canal Zone. He was commissioned a United States Army Infantry Officer upon graduation from the Officers Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia in 1979.
LTC (Ret.) Ken Braswell
Vice President for Operations
Lieutenant Colonel Henry K. Braswell (USA, Ret) earned his Army commission from Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning Georgia, in 1974 following two years of enlisted service. Enlisting in 1972, Ken completed training as a Signal Corps cryptographic technician at Fort Monmouth followed by attendance at the Tactical Electronic Equipment Maintenance NCO Basic Course.
LTC (Ret.) Dan Johnson
Vice President for Administration
LTC Johnson entered the Army in April 1979 completing Basic Combat Training at Ft. Knox, KY followed by the Officer Candidate School (Class 4-79) at Ft. Benning GA. Reporting to the 1st Bn 63rd Armor, 1st Infantry Division in March 1980, LTC Johnson served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion Adjutant and ultimately commanded C Company.
Dan entered the Army in October 1966 under the “College Option for OCS” Program having just graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Education. Having chosen Armor as his preferred branch, he graduated from Ft Knox OCS on August 10, 1967.
Major (Ret.) James Michael (Mike) Harris
Major James Michael Harris was commissioned a Military Intelligence Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 3-75 at Fort Benning, GA on 20 May 1975. His first duty assignment was as an Electronic Countermeasures Staff Officer, Army Security Agency (ASA) Tactical Support Element, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA.
COL (Ret.) Richard Jung, Sr
Colonel Richard G. Jung, Sr. has served 36 years as a Soldier, Non-Commissioned Officer, and Armor officer in the United States Army. He retired in 2009 having completed a combat tour in Iraq. Enlisting in 1973, he served as a Field Artilleryman and later a Signaleer.
COL (Ret.) John Ionoff, Jr.
President Emeritus and Director
Colonel John Ionoff joined the US Army, 1 September, 1955. After serving as an infantryman in the 1stCavalry Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Armored Div. and 172nd Infantry Brigade, (Sep) and achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant, he was selected to attend Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA, graduating 6 November, 1963.
Dr. Patrick Smith
Dr. Smith enlisted in May of 1968 and was selected for OCS at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant at age 19. He served as an Infantry Platoon Leader with A/5/7 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam and Cambodia. He was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, Bronze Star for Meritorious Service, and the Air Medal.
COL (Ret.) Tom Evans
Tom is originally from Milwaukee, WI, and was drafted into the Army in November 1964. In January 1966, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry at Fort Benning, GA. Immediately following his commissioning, he earned his Airborne wings and Ranger tab.
Enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 14, 1969, and reported to Ft. Benning, GA, as an E-1 on April 7 for Basic Combat Training (BCT) at “Harmony Church.” Completed BCT as Outstanding Trainee, promoted to E-2. Reported to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, on June 18 for Advanced Individual Training (AIT) in Construction /Utilities ( MOS 51B20).
LTC Christopher Bresko
LTC Bresko enlisted in the Army in June of 1983. After eleven years of enlisted service in both 7thSpecial Forces Group and the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and Schools, he attended Officer Candidate School. LTC Bresko was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in January 1995.
COL (Ret.) Karla Langland
COL (R) Karla Langland graduated from OCS in December 1986 (Class 5-86) where she was commissioned in Military Intelligence.
While on active duty, COL (R) Langland served in a number of positions including as a signals intelligence platoon leader in A Company, 533rd MI Battalion, including service during Operation Desert Storm; commander, HHSC, 14th MI Battalion; S2, 210th Field Artillery Brigade; intelligence watch officer with US Southern Command; and exercise plans officer with Eighth US Army.
LTC (Ret.) James E. (Jim) Wright, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Jim Wright enlisted as a private in the Army in 1960. His first operational assignment was the 82 Airborne Division (325 Airborne Battle Group). In 1962, he became the youngest NCO and squad leader in the division. This era included alerts for the Bay of Pigs, James Meredith’s entry into the University of Mississippi, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.