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Bob Pleczkowski

Pennsylvania Ambassador

Name:  Bob Pleczkowski

Hometown:  Pittsburgh

E-mail Address:

Business Position:  Army Reserve, Retired; Co-Endorser and Vicar for Military Chaplaincies Polish National Catholic Church

Civilian Education:  Bachelor of Arts – Duquesne University; Master of Strategic Studies – U.S. Army War College; Master of Divinity – Mt St Mary Seminary; Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (Psychology) – Duquesne University                                                                 

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:  Reserve Officers Association (ROA); Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); American Legion; Military Chaplains Association (MCA); Association of the United States Army (AUSA)

Military Retirement Date, Rank, Service:  1 October 2017, Brigadier General, Army Reserve

Name of Spouse and Children:  Spouse – Mary Lynn, Children – Matthew and Michael

Army Reserve Ambassador Bob Pleczkowski retired as a Brigadier General with 28+ years of service in the United States Army Reserve.  He served as the Deputy Chief of Chaplains, Reserve Component at the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (Pentagon) and as the Director of the US Army Institute for Religious Leadership at Fort Jackson, SC.

He held key command and staff chaplain positions at the United States Army Reserve Command and various other Army Reserve units. He was mobilized and served with the 20th Engineer Battalion, 1 CAV Division at Fort Hood and deployed to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum. ARA Pleczkowski’s awards and decorations include: the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Staff Identification Badge as well as other various awards and decorations.

He had worked as Program Director, Clinical Supervisor and Psychologist at The Pressley Ridge Schools in Pittsburgh and also worked as a therapist and counselor in other agencies.  He has also served in a number of parish and diocesan assignments in the Pittsburgh area.  He is active in a number of veteran’s organization. He will focus on engaging community and military leaders, supporting local ROTC programs, and educating various organizations about the value and mission of the Army Reserve.

He and his wife, Mary Lynn have been married 34+ years. They have two adult children, Matthew and Michael. Native Pittsburghers, they are enjoying being back home with their family, working around the house and yard, the beach, golf, and all sports Pittsburgh.