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Barry Gasdek ’64 On Hand for Naming of Army’s 2017 Best Warriors

Barry Gasdek with 2017 Best Warrior competition winners

Retired lieutenant colonel Barry Gasdek ’64 was at the Association of the US Army’s annual meeting in October as winners of the 2017 Best Warrior competition were announced. A 2015 recipient of the IUP Distinguished Alumni Award, Barry was inducted into IUP’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012 and ROTC Hall of Fame the following year.

From left: Staff Sergeant Ryan McCarthy, NCO of the Year; Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey; Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Barry Gasdek, Region III commander; Holly Dailey; and Specialist Hazen Ham, Soldier of the Year