Stutzman, Ralph, LTC

Quartermaster Corps (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Current/Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
92B-Supply Material Management
Current/Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1995-1997, 92B, 89th Regional Readiness Command (89th RRC)
Previously Held MOS
425-Cable Communications Officer
Service Years
1969 - 1997

Transportation Corps

Lieutenant Colonel

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) US Army Retired (Post-2007) Army Retired-Soldier for Life

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Where I Served

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
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 Annual Training--1980 
 CONUS Assignments 

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 Ribbon Bar

Small Bore Rifle

 National Guard Awards

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1974, Signal Officers' Basic Course (Fort Gordon, GA)1
 Unit Assignments
US Army Cadet CommandUS Army Cadet CommandROTC Western Michigan University (Cadre)III Corps (3rd Corps)
57th Signal BattalionARNG, Kansas174th Supply & Services Battalion89th Regional Readiness Command (89th RRC)
89th Regional Readiness Command (89th RRC)5048th USARF School (Staff)
  1969-1972, ROTC Northern Michigan University (Cadre)
  1969-1973, ROTC Northern Michigan University (Cadre)
  1972-1973, ROTC Western Michigan University (Cadre)
  1974-1975, III Corps (3rd Corps)
  1974-1975, 425, 57th Signal Battalion
  1976-1982, ARNG, Kansas
  1976-1982, 92B, 174th Supply & Services Battalion
  1982-1989, 92B, 89th Regional Readiness Command (89th RRC)
  1982-1997, 89th Regional Readiness Command (89th RRC)
  1989-1995, 92B, 5048th USARF School (Staff)
  1995-1997, 92B, 89th Regional Readiness Command (89th RRC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1975-1975 Operations New Arrival and New Life 29 Apr to 16 Sep 75
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Northern Michigan UniversityWestern Michigan UniversityMichigan State UniversityWichita State University
Oklahoma State University
  1968-1972, Northern Michigan University9
  1972-1973, Western Michigan University2
  1973-1976, Michigan State University
  1978-1980, Wichita State University
  1983-1985, Oklahoma State University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 22, 1967, Draft Card1
  Jan 01, 1973, Retired7
  Jan 03, 1975, Wedding7
  Sep 25, 1999, Moving Wall Memorial2
  Nov 05, 2013, General Photos
 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am now retired, and it's great!  I was an Associate Professor of Education and the Director of Graduate Programs in Education at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Indiana.  I taught teachers and trained principals.
Other Comments:
I am proud to be a second-generation warrior.  My father, Ralph Stutzman, was in the US Army Air Force during World War II and my son, Andrew Stutzman, was in the US Navy.  My father-in-law, Edward Desautel, was a retired soldier who served over 20 years in the US Army.
 Military Association Memberships
Association of United States Army (AUSA)Officers' Christian FellowshipNational Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)Reserve Officers Association (ROA)
Transportation Corps Regimental Association
  1970, Association of United States Army (AUSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1975, Officers' Christian Fellowship [Verified]
  1976, National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1982, Reserve Officers Association (ROA) [Verified]
  1997, Transportation Corps Regimental Association
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