Colonel Roy C. Bierwirth

bierwirth.jpgRoy C. Bierwirth began his military career upon graduation from Michigan State University in June 1979, receiving his bachelor’s of arts degree in business and branching Armor. He also earned a masters of science in systems management from the University of Central Texas, and a masters in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.

Colonel Bierwirth's military career included assignments in Texas, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Washington D.C., and Indiana. In these locations, he has held the positions of Tank Platoon Leader and Tank Company Executive Officer; Tank Company Commander and Tank Battalion Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander; Test Operations Officer; Assistant Division G3 Training Officer; Tank Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer; Corps G3 Chief of Current Operations; Senior Emergency Actions Officer and Assistant Deputy Director for Operations, National Military Command Center; Legislative Liaison, the Army Staff; Commander of the United States Army Recruiting Battalion; Indianapolis, and Deputy Commander of the United States Army's 5th Recruiting Brigade. His final assignment was as the Senior Army Advisor to the Michigan Army National Guard.

Colonel Bierwirth's military education includes: The Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Motor Officer Course, the Joint Firepower Control Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the United States Army War College.

His awards include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three bronze stars, the Kuwait Liberation Medal - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kuwait Liberation Medal - Government of Kuwait, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, and the Navy Unit Commendation.

In recognition of the great credit his exemplary service, superior leadership, and dedication to duty has brought to Michigan State University and the United States Army, Colonel Roy C. Bierwirth is inducted into the MSU Army ROTC Hall of Fame, this fifteenth day of April two thousand and eight, in the one hundred twenty-fourth year of Military Science at MSU.