Albert A. De Prospero
Colonel Albert A. DeProspero was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 22 March 1955, Class Number 2. His first duty assignment was as Heavy Weapons Platoon Leader, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, GA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Regimental Motor Officer/Maint Officer, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, GA; Intel and Recon Platoon Leader and Assistant Regimental S2, 19th Infantry Regiment, Korea; Recon Platoon Leader, Assistant BG S2, 1st BG, 8th Cavalry, Korea; Instructor Comm and Weapons, USA Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, VA; Commanding Officer, Operational A Det, 1 SF Gp (Abn), Okinawa (Laos); Assistant S2, Assistant S3, 1st SF Gp (Abn), Okinawa; Instructor Intel, Demolitions, Operations, USA Sp Warfare School, Fort Bragg, NC; Executive Officer, Operational B Det, 5th SF Gp (Abn) RVN; Proj Officer Concepts and Doctrine, USA Cmbt Dev Civ Affairs, Fort Gordon, GA; Chief, Strat and Stability Ops Division, Doctrine Dir, USACDC, Fort Belvoir, VA; Program Manager, ARPA, R&D Field Unit, OSD, RVN; Program Manager, Overseas Def Research, DARPA, OSD, Washington, D.C.; Deputy G3, USA JFK Center for Sp Warfare, Fort Bragg, NC; Assistant C/S G3, USA JFK Center for Sp Warfare, Fort Bragg, NC; Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 5th SF Gp (Abn), Fort Bragg, NC; R&D Coordinator, USA Materiel Systems Analysis Activity APG, MD; Chief, Cmbt Spt Division, USAMSAA, APG, MD; Chief, Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Division, USAMSAA, APG, MD; Commander and Dep Tech Director, USAMSAA, APG, MD; Tech Director, USAMSAA, APG, MD; Chief, UW, J3, OJCS, Washington, D.C; Chief Sp Opns Division, J3, OJCS, Washington, D.C; Commander, USA Sp Proj Spt Act, AMC, Alex, VA. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam Staff Service Medal, Vietnam Civil Action Medal, Vietnam Psychological Warfare Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Air Crewman’s Badge, Master Parachutist’s Badge, Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Special Forces Qualification Tab, Vietnam Master Parachutist’s Badge. | Military schools attended include: Infantry Motor Transportation Course, Aerial Observer Course, Engineer Instructor Training Course, Infantry Officer Career Course, Airborne Course, Special Forces Officer Course, Special Warfare Counterinsurgency Course, Command and General Staff College, ADP Systems Analysis Course, Scout Swimmer and Boat Handling Course, USAF Special Operations Course, Federal Contracting for Proj/Program Mgrs.