COL John Mansfield

COL John Mansfield

Dates of Service: Feb 1966 - Sep 1996
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  • 2LT Feb 67
  • 1LT
  • CPT Dec 72
  • MAJ Dec 78
  • LTC Dec 82
  • COL Aug 88
Commissioning Source:  OCS, Feb 1967

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Commissioned from Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia in February 1967. Inducted into the Infantry Officer Candidate Hall of Fame in 1990. Graduate of numerous military schools over thirty years of service, to include the Field Artillery, Finance and Infantry Officer Advance Courses. A graduate with “honors” from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and is a graduate of the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks.

Military Experiences

Dec 1967 - May 1968
196th IN BDE
Platoon Leader
Many and various staff and command positions with the 3-14th Field Artillery, 366th Finance Section, then Commander 2-133 (M) Infantry – Iowa Army National Guard, IG for Headquarters Iowa National Guard, DSLOG for the 88th USARCOM, and Chief of Staff, 103rd Corps Support Command. Commander, 205th Infantry Brigade (Separate) (Light), Roundout to the 6th Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, then on active duty as the Chief of Staff, Joint Task Force Timber Wolf, in Guatemala, Central America. My last assignment prior to retirement was on active duty as the Chief Military Liaison Team, Budapest, Hungary.


(3 years)
Feb 1996 - Sep 1996
Buapest, Hungary
Chief Military Liaison Team, served on the US Ambassadors staff and tasked to assist with the entry into NATO of the Hungarian Military and to assist with the democratization of these same forces.
Sep 1994 - Oct 1995
Joint Taskforce Timber Wolf, served as Chief of Staff and acting Commander of this Engineer Taskforce. WE built bridges, schools, medical clinics, drilled water wells, and worked on roads. Also conducted MEDRETS and VETRETS.
Sep 1967 - Oct 1968
Vietnam War
Mortar Platoon Leader, Rifle Platoon Leader, Company XO

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Jul 1986 - Jul 1987

Academic Degrees