Francis J. Wiercinski
|Francis J. Wiercinski|
Lieutenant General Francis J. Wiercinski in May 2011
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1979–2013|
|Commands held||United States Army Pacific
United States Army, Japan
187th Infantry Regiment
6th Ranger Training Battalion
|Battles/wars||United States invasion of Panama
War in Afghanistan
|Awards||Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (4)
On December 20, 1989, then Captain Wiercinski, Company Commander of Bravo Company, 3/75 Ranger Regiment, led his rangers during a night-time combat jump into Rio Hato, Panama during Operation Just Cause, assisting in the Regiment's successful seizure of the airfield.
He was previously the Deputy Commander for Support, of the Multinational Division North, Iraq. The troops under his command were responsible for a large part of Iraq, stretching from Baghdad to the Turkish border, and east and west to the borders of Iran and Syria.
During Operation Anaconda (2002), in Afghanistan, Wiercinski (then a colonel) was commander of the 187th Infantry Regiment (a. k. a. "The Rakkasans"), 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
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