Grand Marshal

Mr. David R. Thomas

2017 LV County Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal


98th Leavenworth County Veterans Day Observance

Colonel Lynn Rolf, Jr., was commissioned a 2LT of Armor from the United States Military Academy in 1970. Upon completion of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Colonel Rolf was assigned to B Company 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry, Fort Carson, CO, where he served as a Platoon Leader.

In October 1971, Colonel Rolf was then assigned to B Company and E Company 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry at DaNang, Vietnam as a Platoon Leader and Recon Platoon leader for eight months.

In November 1974, Colonel Rolf was assigned as Commander A Company 4th Battalion, 64th Armor at Aschaffenburg Federal Republic of Germany. Colonel Rolf commanded his Tank Company for 16 months before subsequently assuming command of the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

After completing the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Fort Benning, GA, in 1978, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Military Academy, West Point, NY, where he served for 37 months as a Mathematics Instructor and as an Assistant Professor.

In July 1984, following completion of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer’s Course at Fort Leavenworth, KS, he served as the 2nd ACR Regimental Adjutant in Nurenburg, GE, and the Squadron Executive Officer for 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Bindlach.

In August 1987, Colonel Rolf then became the 1st Infantry Division G-3 Multi-Purpose Range Complex (MPRC) systems manager, Fort Riley, KS, for ten months. His successful Battalion Command of the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, Fort Riley, KS, from June 1988 to June 1990, demonstrated his considerable leadership, tactical and technical skills.

From June 1990 to June 1992, Colonel Rolf was a Staff Group Leader for CAS3, Fort Leavenworth, KS. In July 1992, Colonel Rolf attended the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA.

Beginning August 1997 and continuing until after his retirement from active duty, July 2001 to August 2016, Colonel Rolf served as the Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Colonel Rolf has served his nation continuously for 50 years of military and civilian service. He continues to serve veterans and their families locally thru his involvement in Veterans of Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America, Patriot Guard and VA activities. With all his outside activities, he still has time for his two grandkids and continues to portray Santa Claus for the children’s ‘Breakfast with Santa’ held annually at the Leavenworth Riverfront Community Center.

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