Log In

John Patrick Byrne Edit Profile

Military officer , State official

John Patrick Byrne was American state official, military officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm.


Byrne, John Patrick was born on May 25, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of George Arnold and Opal Vere (Cooper) Byrne.


Bachelor of Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1958. Master of Business Administration with high distinction, University Michigan, 1961. Graduate, Army War College, 1971.


Commissioned Second lieutenant Chemical Corps. United States Army, 1950, advanced through grades to colonel, 1970, served with Far East Command in Japan, 1951—1954, various logistic assignments Army Chemical Center Maryland, 1954—1958, assigned to Chemical Corps Headquarters and Department of Army The Pentagon, Washington, 1961—1965, United States Army exchange officer to British Army England, 1965—1968, Commander 2d chemical battalion Fort McClellan, Alabama, 1968—1970, chief of staff Cam Ranh Support Command in Vietnam, 1970—1971, deputy Commander, 1971—1972, deputy Commander Bayern Support District Germany, 1972—1973, executive to commanding general of Theater Army Support Command, 1973—1974, deputy Commander 1st Support Brigade, 1974—1975, Commander Rocky Mountain Arsenal Denver, 1975—1978. Director emergency preparedness Denver County, 1978—1979.

Director disaster emergency services State of Colorado, Golden, 1979—1989. Director St. Vincent DePaul Stores, Denver, since 1979.


President Brookland Estates Citizens Association, Alexandria, Virginia, 1963—1965. Honorary board directors Mile High chapter American Red Cross. Board advisors Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University Colorado, 1984—1989.

Board visitors Emergency Management Institute at National Emergency Training Center, 1987—1989, chairman, 1987. Member of Emergency Medical Technicians Association of Colorado (advisory 1980-1987), Colorado Emergency Master of Education Association (secretary-treasurer 1978-1980), Denver Chamber of C. (military affairs committee 1975-1989), National Retired Officers Association, National Defense Preparedness Association, Association of the United States Army (secretary Gallant Pelham chapter 1969-1970), National Emergency Management Association (president 1983-1984), Rotary, Denver Executives Club, Phi Kappa Phi, Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Dolores Ann Meyer, August 11, 1951. Children: John Patrick, David Michael, Richard Terrence, Kevin Francis.

George Arnold Byrne

Opal Vere (Cooper) Byrne

Dolores Ann Meyer

John Patrick Byrne

David Michael Byrne

Richard Terrence Byrne

Kevin Francis Byrne