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Army officer , business executive

Ferdinand Joseph Chesarek, business executive, former army officer. Decorated Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Commendation medal, Air medal, Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Honor; Croix de Guerre (France), Croix de Guerre (Luxembourg), Order Ulchi (Korea), Order of Republic (Italy).


Chesarek, Ferdinand Joseph was born on February 18, 1914 in Calumet, Michigan, United States. Son of Joseph and Mary (Pontello) Chesarek.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1938. Master of Business Administration, Stanford, 1950. Master of Business Administration grad, National War College, 1956.

Master of Business Administration grad, Advanced Management Program, Harvard University, 1958.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1938, advanced through grades to general, 1968. Commanding officer 28th Field Artillery Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, European Theatre of Operations, World World War II, 5th Artillery Group, Korean War. Commanding general 4th Logistical Command, Europe, 1959-1962.

Assistant deputy chief staff logistics Department Army, 1962-1966. Comptroller of army, 1966. Assistant vice chief staff Army, 1967-1968.

Commanding general United States Army Materiel Command, 1968-1970. Retired, 1970; now owner Chesarek Industries, Inc. President Consolidated Investment & Development Corporation, Luxembourg.

Chairman board directors Proxim Inc.


Married Martha Jayne Rullman, September 1, 1938 (deceased 1979). 1 child, John Laymon. Married Joan Tepe.

Joseph Chesarek

Mary (Pontello) Chesarek

Martha Jayne Rullman

Joan Tepe.

John Laymon Chesarek