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Chief Warrant Officer Five Jonathan Koziol is native of Buffalo, New York. He enlisted in the Navy in 1986 and from there served a two year tour on the USS Thorn DD-988. Then, he transferred to the Naval Reserve, so he could attended college at Erie Community College and graduated in 1992. CW5 Koziol was accepted into the Warrant Officer Flight Program in May of 1992 and graduated from U.S. Army Helicopter Flight Training in July of 1993.
Koziol’s previous assignments include Echo Troop, 3-4th Cavalry Squadron in Schweinfurt, Germany; Echo Troop, 1-1st Cavalry Squadron in Camp Budingen, Germany; Bravo Company, 1-212th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Alpha Troop, 1-6th Cavalry Squadron, Camp Eagle, Korea; 1-11th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker; Charlie Company, 3-101st Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Aviation Branch AH-64 Master Gunner and Personnel Proponency System Manager, Fort Rucker; 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Campbell; HQDA Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-1, Washington, D.C.; Command Chief Warrant Officer, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Campbell; Senior Warrant Officer Advisor, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; and Army Aviation Standardization Officer, HQDA Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-3/5/7, Washington, D.C.
Koziol holds a Bachelor of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His military education includes the Warrant Officer Basic Course, Warrant Officer Advanced Course, Warrant Officer Senior Service Education, Instrument Examiner course, Aviation Safety Officer Course, Joint Targeting School and the Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education (Common Core). His aircraft qualifications include the OH-58A/C, the UH-1, the AH-1F, the UH-72, the AH-64A, AH-64D, and AH-64E.
Koziol’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal (Numeral 6), Air Medal (Valor device), Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Valorous Unit Citation Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Master Army Aviator badge, the Combat Action badge, and Army Staff badge.
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