Roger W. Krauel

Roger W. Krauel
War Vietnam, Operation Enduring Freedom
Branch U.S. Army
Rank Colonel
Group Type
Group Name
Wall G
Direction East
Row 3
Plaque Number 48


As of 13 NOV 2018

KRAUEL, Roger W.,

Colonel, United States Army, retired

Current Civilian Occupation: Superior Court Judge of California, County of San Diego

Service, Uninterrupted 34 years, 10 months:

• Enlisted Regular Army: December 1967 - October 1968

• Commissioned: OCS, 24 October 1968 - October 2002

Military Education: Year Completed:

Infantry OCS (resident), Infantry School 1968

Ranger School(resident), Infantry School 1969

Scout Dog Officers Course (resident), Infantry School 1969

Airborne Course (resident), Infantry School 1969

Special Forces Qualification Course (nonresident),

USA Institute for Military Assistance 1972

Jumpmaster Course (resident),7th Special Forces Group (Abn)

Mobile Training Team 1977

Infantry Officer Advance Course (nonresident),

Army Institute for Professional Development 1981

Amphibious Warfare Indoctrination (resident),

Naval Technical Training Command, 1983

Psychological Operations-Officer Course (nonresident),

Army Institute for Professional Development 1983

Staff Specialist Advance Course (resident),

Selective Service System 1984

Command and General Staff College (Honors Graduate)

(Nonresident) 1985

National Security Forces Planning Course (nonresident),

National Defense University 1989

National Security Management Course (nonresident),

National Defense University 1990

Inspector General Course (resident),

USA Inspector General Agency 1991

Joint Special Operations Planning Workshop (resident),

USAF Special Operations School 1992

Civil Affairs Officer Advance Course (nonresident),

USAJFK Special Warfare Center and School 1995

Civilian Education: Year Received:

University of Southern California, BA (Political Science) 1966

Los Angeles, California (cum laude)

California Western School of Law, Juris Doctor (cum laude) 1973

San Diego, California

Decorations, Service Medals: Badges:

Legion of Merit Combat Infantryman Badge

Bronze Star w/OLC Overseas Bar-O2

Defense Meritorious Service Medal Ranger Tab

Meritorious Service Medal Special Forces Tab

Air Medal Master Parachutist Badge

Army Commendation Medal w/2 OLCs

Air Force Commendation Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Selective Service Meritorious Service Medal

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal

National Defense Service Medal (2)

Vietnam Service Medal w/4 Campaigns

Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/device

Army Service Ribbon

Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon (6)

Vietnam Campaign Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/OLC


Vietnamese Gallantry Cross w/Palm (Unit)

Vietnamese Civil Actions Honor Medal, FC (Unit)

Canadian Parachutist Badge

Korean Parachutist Badge

Thai Parachutist Badge

Chronological List of Appointments:

2LT USAR 24 OCT 68

1LT USAR 24 OCT 69







Student, Infantry School, Fort Benning Oct 68 May 69

173rd Airborne Brigade, Republic of Vietnam Jun 69 Aug 70

• 39th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog, Commanding Officer; a special troops unit engaged in infantry operations.

• TDY: Army of the Republic of Vietnam, Cambodia


Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Special Forces Group (Abn)

• Detachment A2, Executive Officer Mar 71 Dec 72

• Detachment A3, Commanding Officer Dec 72 Mar 75

• Co C, Operations Officer, Logistics Officer Mar 75 Oct 78

• Detachment A1, Commanding Officer Oct 78 Oct 80

• Co C, Executive Officer Oct 80 Aug 81

• TDY: Panama, Korea, Canada, Arctic

1st Psychological Operations Company (Tactical)(Direct Support)

• Operations/Training Officer, FC Team Leader Aug 81 Aug 82

• Commanding Officer Aug 82 Aug 84

• TDY: 1984, USS Blue Ridge afloat supporting a combined, amphibious operation into Korea.

Selective Service System (joint service); national security planning/operations.

• Unit N-11, Area Manager Aug 84 Aug 86

• TDY: 6th Intelligence Training Army Area School, Instructor Jul 86 Aug 86

• Unit 5-4, Executive Officer Aug 86 Feb 90

• TDY: CIOR Team, Administrative Officer JUL 89 Aug 89

Naval Special Warfare Command

• Attached: Assistant Plans Officer Feb 89 May 92

Special Operations Command, Pacific Theater (joint service)

• Special Forces Liaison Team Chief May 90 Mar 91

• TDY: 1990, Kingdom of Thailand, combined and joint operations

United States Special Operations Command (joint service)

• Inspector General (Oversight Specialist) Mar 91 Sep 92

• TDY: Defense Intelligence Agency, member of project validation team May 91 Jun 91

• TDY: Army Personnel Center, acting Inspector General Mar 92 Apr 92

• Assistant Deputy SOJ-1 (personnel) Sep 92 Jan 95

• TDY: USAF Special Operations School, Instructor

• Operation RESTORE HOPE. Nov 92 Dec 95

351st Civil Affairs Command

• Theater Command Support Team, Plans Officer Jan 95 Sep 96

• Special Functions Team, Team Chief Sep 96 Sep 97

• Theater Command Support Team, Team Chief Sep 97 Feb 98

5th Army General Staff

• Principal Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer to FEMA Region IX Feb 98 Mar 00

351st Civil Affairs Command

• USARPAC Support Team, Team Chief Mar 00 Jul 01

• Civil Affairs Strategic Planning Support Team (US Pacific Command), Team Chief

• Active Duty: Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Joint Special Operations Officer providing Civil Affairs strategic planning support for US Pacific Command involving counter terrorism operations. Jul 01 Oct 02

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