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.
COL (Ret.) Karla O. Langland
Colonel (Ret) Karla O. Langland received her commission as a Military Intelligence Officer following her graduating from Officer Candidate School Class 5-86 in December 1986. After completing the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course and Airborne School, she reported to the 3rd Armored Division where her first assignment was as an Assistant Battalion S-2.
COL (Ret.) Dave Taylor
Colonel David Taylor entered the Army in February 1967. After basic training and advanced individual training (Infantry AIT) he entered Infantry OCS at Fort Benning in the 91st Company (Class 6-68).
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.) Thomas 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.
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.
Colonel, USA (Retired) Sam Boone
Chaplain (Colonel, USA Retired) Sam Boone served in the Army for over 38 years as an enlisted Soldier, infantry officer, AH-1G cobra pilot, and chaplain. His final assignment was commandant of the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, Fort Jackson, S.C. He is a graduate of OCS Class 2-74.
LTC (Ret) Dan Johnson
LTC (Ret) 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. Upon completion of the Armor
Basic Officer Course he reported to the 1st Bn 63rd
Armor, 1st Infantry Division in March 1980, serving as a Tank Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion Adjutant and ultimately commanding Company C.
Colonel John R. O’Shea, USA (Ret)
Director – Fundraising
John O’Shea recently retired from federal civil service as Chief Congressional Actions and Chief Air Operations for the Secretary of the Air Force. In these positions he led a team which synchronized and integrated the efforts of the Air Force staff in preparing the leadership for testimony to the Congressional oversight committees and continuous engagement with the Legislative Branch.
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Cory Roberts
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Cory Roberts commissioned as an Infantry Officer in April 2002 through US Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA following eight years of enlisted service as an Infantryman. In December 2005, LTC Roberts graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University in Columbus, GA.
Mr. Davis is currently retired after serving as CFO for four successful technology companies in Southern California. Mr. Davis served as CFO of Amerigon (developing technologies for electric cars) from 1997 to 1999. He served as CFO of Broadcom
Corporation (high speed telecommunications chips) from 1994-1997. Prior to that he served as CFO of Pairgain Technologies (pioneered technologies for transmission of high speed data over telephone lines) from 1991-1994 and as CFO of EECO,
Inc. (computer keyboards) from 1989-1991.
LTC (ret) William Shade
LTC (R) William Luther Shade was commissioned as an MI officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School Class 4-60 at Fort Benning, Georgia on 11 October 1960. His first duty assignment
was as Detachment Executive Officer, US Army Security Agency Caribbean, Fort Clayton, Panama Canal Zone.
COL (Ret) Louis Lallo
Lou graduated from Infantry OCS, class 24-69, 50th Company, on 1 August 1969. After serving as a range officer at Ft. Polk, LA, Lou served eleven months in Vietnam as an advisor with MACV. Upon returning from Vietnam, Lou joined the US Army Reserve from which he retired as an O-6 after thirty-three years of service. After retirement he served five years in the California State Military Reserve.
While in the Reserves Lou held various command and staff positions in Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs. Deployments included Operation Just Cause in Panama, Ft. Bragg during Desert Storm, and in Haiti. When promoted to Colonel, Lou became the G-2 of the 91st Infantry Division. During his nearly 5 years in the California State Military Reserve, he was the G-1 before serving as the Inspector General.
In civilian life, Lou became a pharmacist and owned a small chain of medical building pharmacies in Sacramento, California.