2021 Hall of Fame Inductee

Pennsylvania State University (1959)

Portrait of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. John J. Yeosock, Commander Third Army. (Uncovered) (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Russell F. Roederer) (Released) (PC-191464)
Portrait of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. John J. Yeosock, Commander Third Army. (Uncovered) (U.S. Army photo by Mr. Russell F. Roederer) (Released) (PC-191464) (Photo Credit: Madison Bonzo) VIEW ORIGINAL

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John J. Yeosock started his Army journey at Valley Forge Military Academy. He completed his bachelors at Pennsylvania State University where he commissioned as an Armor officer through the Army ROTC program in 1959. Yeosock retired in August of 1992, after a 33-year career.

For his first assignments, Yeosock served in company grade troop command and staff positions in the 3d Cavalry and 1st Infantry Division in the United States and Germany. He also served in Vietnam as a Senior District Advisor.

During his career, Yeosock served across the United States, Germany, Vietnam, Korea and Saudi Arabia. He served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield.

In his last assignments in uniform, Yeosock served at the Deputy Commanding General at Forces Command and Commanding General of Third United States Army.

His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Yeosock passed away February 15, 2012 leaving a legacy of leadership excellence for all those following in his footsteps including his son-in-law Gen. Paul E. Funk II, Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command.

About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame

The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.

The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.

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