Barry D. Gasdek and Walter F. Gasdek Scholarship
Army Reserve Ambassador Barry D. Gasdek is a retired Infantry (Airborne, Ranger, Pathfinder) Soldier, US Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, having served in a variety of senior leadership and staff positions. Mr. Gasdek earned the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Five Bronze Stars, Soldiers Medal, Two Purple Hearts, 17 Air Medals, for over 180 Air Combat Missions, as an Ariel Observer, and was shot down twice, while serving in Vietnam. He was honored by serving as the Legion of Valor (LOV) National Commander 2008-2009, and currently serves on the LOV Board of Directors. Mr. Gasdek also serves as Wyoming Cowboy Chapter President, Association U.S. Army (AUSA), past Wyoming State Director, American Legion Boys State, Past Region III and current State Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart, (MOPH) and Military Outreach Director, Employer Support Guard/Reserve (ESGR) DOD. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University of PA and a Masters in Counseling/Psychology from Georgia State University. Ambassador Gasdek is very active in multiple civic, military, and private organizations and has established valuable working relationships with Military Support Organizations, Veteran and Local Service Organizations, Community/State Leaders and U.S. Government.