Brig. Gen. Radulski retires with 31 years of service.
Division leaders, family and friends recognized the career and service of Brig. Gen. Stephen Radulski during a retirement ceremony at Fort Indiantown Gap on Friday (Aug. 13, 2021). His 31-years of active Army and Pa. Guard service included deployments to Germany, Afghanistan and Kuwait and a variety of command assignments.
In October 2017, Radulski began serving as the division’s deputy commanding general – maneuver, a position he held during the division headquarters battalion’s 2018 deployment to Kuwait as the headquarters element for the 10,000-service member Task Force Spartan.
“The military has touched my life in so many ways,” Radulski said. “It’s really been a thrill.”
Radulski received several awards and gifts. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal and received a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation in addition to the Keystone tile plaque often presented to Iron Division leaders. Additionally, he was knighted into the Order of Saint George during a ceremony led by other knights within the division’s leadership, past and present.
Radulski thanked his wife, Stephanie, and his children – Alexa, Samuel, Emma and Lukas – for their support. Stephanie was recognized with the Pa. Army National Guard Spouse Certificate of Appreciation.
Maj. Gen. Mark McCormack, division commander, thanked Brig. Gen. Radulski for his outstanding service. He commended him for being a leader who was always ready for the next assignment even on short notice. McCormack too noted the importance of family members to the careers of long-serving soldiers.
“They say ‘Recruit a soldier, retain a family,’” McCormack stated. “We’ve been lucky to retain Steph and the gang for 31 years.”
Prior to assignment as DCG-M, Radulski served as the Joint Force Headquarters G6 (command, control and communications) officer at Fort Indiantown Gap. From December 2013 to April 2017, he commanded the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. A tanker, he served as the operations officer of the division’s 3rd Battalion/103rd Armor in 2001-03, including service in Germany during Operation Enduring Freedom. He served as that battalion’s commander, from 2007-10, included the unit’s deployment to Afghanistan, also in support of OEF.
Radulski said many officers and NCOs impacted his career development. He said as a senior leader he has continually been impressed with the talent and dedication of Pa. Guard soldiers.
“It’s phenomenal to see noncommissioned officers and young officers develop,” Radulski said. “Every day I was amazed by the commitment to service of soldiers in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.”
Brig. Gen. Radulski will continue to work at Indiantown Gap. He serves as director of the Keystone State ChalleNGe Academy (KSCA), a Pa. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs program for at risk teens. The academy will welcome its inaugural class next year.