Lieutenant Colonel Badzinski was born in Buffalo, New York. He received a Degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He enlisted in the US Army in August of 1954. His first assignment was with the 11th Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He deployed to Germany in 1955 and was later assigned to the 24th Infantry Division. He graduated Infantry Officer Candidate School in 1960. After attending the Quartermaster Officer Basic course, he was assigned to the 109th Quartermaster Company (Air Delivery), Fort Lee, Virginia. Lieutenant Colonel Badzinski had various overseas assignments in Korea, Turkey, Vietnam and Germany. His stateside assignments included the Defense General Supply Center in Richmond, Virginia, and the Airborne Department, US Army Logistics Center, Fort Lee, Virginia. He directed the completion of V Corps input to the Wartime Movement Program which ensured all information was a reflection of total requirements for resupply. He coordinated the mobile troop issue subsistence facilities and class III supply points in support of REFORGER operations, 1978-80.
US Army Quartermaster Corps
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