Denis served in the Army in each of the three capacities (active, reserve & Active Guard/Reserve [AGR]) for 25 years. Assignments included platoon leader, company commander, general staff officer, and finally at HQDA supporting the DCSOPS. Subsequently, partnered with two civilian software engineers to form an automation support business at the outset of the computer revolution.
Divested my interest at a financially optimal time and was hired by a 1965 USMA grad to establish and run a professional development education program for engineers and surveyors. Followed my passion developed at KDET as a radio personality and produced a weekly oldies/nostalgia radio program that aired on a public service broadcast station, WEBR Radio Fairfax for 14 years. Currently assist my wife of 48+ years in taking care of three, soon-to-be-four grandchildren. Still have my ’69 Corvette coupe.
- The Easter Offensive – 1972Politically, Richard Nixon was elected president in 1968 largely due to his promise to end the war in Vietnam and have “peace with honor”. The war had been ongoing officially since […]
- Off to War – 1971During the class of 1969’s tenure at West Point (1965-69), the peak of the Vietnam War occurred. US combat units were dispatched in 1965, the bloodiest week of combat occurred during Tet […]
- What West Point Means To Me – Denis GulakowskiWhen the Average Joe hears the words, “West Point”, one of several images may come to mind; the Revolutionary War fortification protectively overlooking the Hudson River, the Gothic architecture of the Cadet […]
- Love At First Sight? Really? 1970It was the fall of 1968. The Corps had returned from summer activities – leave & cadet duty (mine was Army Orientation Training [AOT] with the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell}, and […]