Albert R. Escola

Albert R. Escola

Albert R. Escola

Colonel (later Major General) Albert R. Escola entered the Army as a Private in December 1944 at Camp Roberts, California. He attended Officer Candidate School, Class Number 993, at Fort Benning, Georgia, and graduated 17 September 1945. His first assignment was Platoon Leader with the 79th Infantry Training Center, at Camp Roberts, California. | In the years following as a First Lieutenant, he was a Platoon Leader, Battalion Adjutant and finally a Company Commander of the 508th Military Battalion, and in 1950 he attended the Military Police Officer Basic Course (USAMPS) at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He stayed on at Fort Gordon as an instructor in the Provost Marshal Department and was sent overseas to Germany in 1953 as a Captain and Military Police Company Commander of the 2nd Armored Division. | Colonel Escola then moved to Headquarters of the 7th U.S. Army as the Plans Officer in Stuttgart. In 1957 he served as the Post Provost Marshal of Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. He was promoted to Major and the following three years was APMS at the University of California at Berkeley, California. He then went overseas to the U.S. Army Engineers District in Korea as head Security Officer as a Lieutenant Colonel. Upon returning home, he attended the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia, and then took over command of 720th Military Police Battalion in Fort Hood, Texas. After one year as the Chief of the Corrections Division in Washington, D.C., Colonel Escola attended the National War College at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. In 1968, he was promoted to Colonel and was Action Officer in the Pentagon for the Organization of the Joint Chief of Staff (Strategic Mobility). In 1970, he was Senior Military Advisor MACV in IV Corps in Vietnam. | Colonel Escola's awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit; Air Medal with Cluster; Joint Service Commendation Ribbon; Army Commendation Medal with Cluster; Foreign, National Police Medal, 1st Class (Republic of Vietnam); Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal, 1st Class (Republic of Vietnam). | At the time of his Hall of Fame induction, Colonel Escola was serving as Provost Marshal, Headquarters, CONARC, at Fort Monroe, Virginia.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Senior Military Advisor MACV | IV Corps | Vietnam

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1971

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00520