Barry Gasdek

Wyoming Ambassador
May 4, 2015

Name:  Barry D. Gasdek

Hometown: Laramie

E-mail Address:  barry.gasdek@gmail.com               

Business Position:  Retired Civilian Education:  Bachelor of Science, Education; Master of Science, Counseling/Psychology 

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  Legion of Valor; ESGR; AUSA; MOAA; American Legion; Laramie Veterans Club; Casper Military Affairs Committee; University of Wyoming Veterans Task Force; Lions Club; MOPH; VFW; VVA; DAV Civilian Honors:  Indiana University of PA Sports Hall of Fame; Army ROTC  Hall of Fame, University of Wyoming; Cowboy Battalion Alumni Association 

Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions:  Lieutenant Colonel, Retired 2 June 1992; Professor of Military Science, ROTC, University of Wyoming; Deputy Chief, Protocol Pacific Command (CINCPAC); Deputy Garrison Commander and Director of Industrial Operations, Eighth Army, Seoul, Korea  

Army Reserve Ambassador Barry D. Gasdek is a retired Infantry Soldier, US Army, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel and having served in a variety of senior leadership and staff positions.  Mr. Gasdek earned the Distinguished Service Cross while serving in Vietnam.  He was honored for serving as the Legion of Valor (LOV) National Commander from 2008 until 2009 and currently serves on the LOV Board of Directors.  Mr. Gasdek also serves as State President of the AUSA, State Commande of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH), and Military Outreach Director of the ESGR. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Masters in Counseling/Psychology. Ambassador Gasdek is very active in multiple civic, military, and private organizations and has established valuable working relationships with military and veterans support organizations and government and community leaders.