Brigadier General Alan K. Fry

Retired Brigadier General Alan K. Fry assumed duties as Assistant Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard on 1 February 2001. As Assistant Adjutant General, he was responsible for long range planning, personnel management, logistics, information management and safety for over 16,000 members of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

The General’s Military career began when he enlisted in the United States Army in August 1968. He was commissioned through attendance at the Officer’s Candidate School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma as a second lieutenant in 1969. His first assignment was with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam where he served as a Forward Observer and Battery and Battalion Fire Direction Officer. Upon his return to the United States, he was stationed at Fort Dix, where he served as a Training Officer, Company Commander, and Battalion Executive Officer. He was discharged from active duty in 1972.

General Fry entered the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1973 when he joined the 213th Military Police Group and various assignments within the 28th Infantry Division, where he commanded the 228th Supply and Transport Battalion and the 228th Forward Support Battalion. He served in various assignments within the 28th Infantry Division Artillery, and commanded Division Artillery until July 2000. He then became Director of HQ STARC and finally, in February 2001, the Assistant Adjutant General, HQ State Area Command.

   

EDUCATION:
1968 Lebanon Valley College - BA Degree - Political Science

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Aug 69 - Jan 70, Forward Observer, Battery C, 6th Battalion, 33rd Artillery, Vietnam
2. Jan 70 - Feb 70, Assistant Executive Officer, Battery C, 6th Battalion, 33rd Artillery, Vietnam
3. Feb 70 - Aug 70, Battery Assistant Executive Officer, Battery C, 1st Battalion 77th Artillery, Vietnam
4. Aug 70 - Jun 71, Training Officer, Co E, 3d Battalion, 2nd BCT Brigade, Fort Dix, New Jersey
5. Jun 71 - Mar 72, Company Commander, Co E, 3d Battalion, 2nd BCT Brigade, Fort Dix, New Jersey
6. Mar 72 - Jun 72, Executive Officer, Headquarters, 3d Battalion, 2nd BCT Brigade, Fort Dix, New Jersey
7. Nov 73 - Mar 75, Plans and Physical Security Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 213th Military Police Group, Allentown, Pennsylvania
8. Apr 75 - May 78, Physical Security Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 213th Area Support Group, Allentown, Pennsylvania
9. Jun 78 - Jan 79, Chemical Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 28th Infantry Division Artillery, Hershey, Pennsylvania
10. Feb 79 - Feb 80, Liaison Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 28th Infantry Division Artillery, Hershey, Pennsylvania
11. Feb 80 - Aug 81, Battery Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 28th Infantry Division Artillery, Hershey, Pennsylvania
12. Aug 81 - Jan 82, Liaison Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 28th Infantry Division Artillery, Hershey, Pennsylvania
13. Jan 82 - Oct 82, Target Analyst, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 28th Infantry Division Artillery, Hershey, Pennsylvania
14. Oct 82 - Oct 89, Secretary of General Staff, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
15. Oct 89 - Mar 93, Battalion Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 228th Supply and Transport Battalion and 228th Forward Support Battalion, Annville, Pennsylvania
16. Apr 93 - Oct 94, Division Provost Marshal, 28th Military Police Company (-), Johnstown, Pennsylvania
17. Oct 94 - Oct 96, Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 28th Infantry Division Artillery, Hershey, Pennsylvania
18. Oct 96 - Jul 00, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 28th Infantry Division Artillery, Hershey, Pennsylvania
19. Jul 00 - Jan 01, Director, Headquarters State Area Command (-), Annville, Pennsylvania
20. Feb 01 - Present, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters State Area Command, (-), Annville, Pennsylvania

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Bronze Star
Air Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Vietnam Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Ten Year Device
Army Service Ribbon
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (with 60 Device)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon
Valorous Unit Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS:
2LT AUS 30 Jun 69
1LT USAR 28 Feb 71
CPT AUS 30 Jun 71
MAJ ARNGUS 24 Nov 82
LTC ARNGUS 11 Dec 89
COL ARNGUS 11 Mar 97
BG ARNGUS 21 Mar 02


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