Cpt. (Ret.) Harold Goldsmith

By AMY TURNEROctober 5, 2022

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee

Indiana University (1968)

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Cpt. (Ret.) Harold D. Goldsmith was born on May 21, 1947, in Kansas City, Kansas.

He attended Indiana University where he completed both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and the Army ROTC program. He graduated the Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned in 1968.

During his time in the Army, he served as Assistant Adjutant, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion (Field Army) Republic of Vietnam, from March 1969 to March 1970.

Goldsmith retired from the Army in 1980 with 12 years of service. He was awarded with the Bronze Star for his service.

Upon leaving the service, Goldsmith continued his education and earned two degrees from Indiana University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Student Personnel Administration from American University.

He remained active in both the communities and the universities he served. He taught in Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Student Affairs and Higher Education at multiple universities. In 1977, the Outstanding Resident Assistant Award was named in his honor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In 2010 Dr. Goldsmith received the Robert H.Shaffer Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program for exemplifying outstanding service to the student affairs profession. In 2016 he received the Indiana University Chancellor and Provost Medallion for his distinguished service to Indiana University.

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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