LTC (Ret.) Donald Hulslander, Jr., ’65

Born July 28th, 1943 in Newport, RI the son of a career Army officer who served in the Pacific during WWII, LTC Hulslander spent his childhood at various military installations on the east coast and in Yokahoma, Japan. After he moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1957, he graduated Columbus North High School in 1961 and entered The Ohio State University. He earned a BA degree in psychology in 1965. He was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery in the regular Army. He later earned an
MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, NJ.

LTC Hulslander’s military career spanned fourteen years on active duty and another fourteen years in the Army Reserve. It included two combat tours in the Republic of Vietnam and service in the Federal Republic of Germany. He commanded Field Artillery Batteries in the 2d Armored Division at Ft. Hood, TX; the 23d Artillery Group in Vietnam; and the 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, KS. This included command of the prestigious Battery D, 1st Battalion 5th Artillery formed by Alexander Hamilton March 1st, 1776 and on continuous active duty ever since. His assignments also included service as a Platoon Commander and Operations Officer in a Pershing missile battalion in Germany; District Advisor in Vietnam, and Nuclear Plans and Operations Officer at 5th Army HQ, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. His reserve duty included a mobilization designee assignment as Nuclear Surety Officer at Ft. Sill, OK and Chief, Field Artillery Evaluation Team, 78th Maneuver Training Command, Ft. Dix, NJ.

His military education included the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Nuclear and Chemical Target Analyst course, and the US Army Command and General Staff College. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with 7 campaign stars, Vietnamese
Cross of Gallantry, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross (unit award), Vietnamese Civic Action Unit Citation, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Aircraft Crewman Badge.

After leaving active duty in 1980, LTC Hulslander was employed by Unisys Corp. where he worked for 26 years as a Project Manager and Program Control Manager.

He was married to Susan Bartz of Toledo in 1965. They have three children and five grandchildren. They are retired near Columbus where he serves as treasurer of his condominium association and President of The Ohio State University Army ROTC Alumni Society.

Upcoming Events

May 12 3:00pm

Virtual Event – History of ROTC at The Ohio State University

Join us for a panel discussion on how the national Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) was modeled after the "Ohio Plan" in the 1916 National…