Alfred H. Paddock, Jr.

Alfred H. Paddock, Jr.

Alfred H. Paddock, Jr.

Colonel Alfred H. Paddock, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in October 1958. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, Company C, 1st Battle Group, 31st Infantry, Korea. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commanding Officer, Det A, 77th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC; Assistant S3, Headquarters USA Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, NC; Commanding Officer, Det A, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Laos; S3, Company C, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Okinawa; Commanding Officer, Det A, Company C, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Okinawa and Vietnam; Assistant S3, Headquarters 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Okinawa; Commanding Officer, Company A, 18th Battalion, 5th Training Brigade, Fort Knox, KY; Executive Officer and Commanding Officer, Det B-50 (Proj OMEGA), 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Vietnam; Instructor, Strategic Subjects, USACGSC, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Chief, Policy Planning, Politico-Military Div, ODCSOPS, DA, Washington, D.C; Commander, 6th PSYOP Battalion, 4th PSYOP Group, Fort Bragg, NC; Strategic Research Analyst, Strategic Studies Institute, and Faculty Instructor, Department of National and International Security Studies, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA;  Commander, 4th PSYOP Group, Fort Bragg, NC; Chairman, Department of National and International Security Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star for Valor, Meritorious Service Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star for Meritorious Service, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Laos), Vietnam Service Medal w/4 Campaign Stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Vietnamese Medal of Honor, Vietnam Campaign Medal National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge (Laos and Vietnam), Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Army General Staff Identification Badge. | Military schools attended include: Basic Airborne, Special Forces Officer Course, Jumpmaster Course, British Jungle Warfare School, Infantry Officer Career Course, Command and General Staff College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces National Security Seminar, State Department Foreign Affairs Executive Seminar, U.S. Army War College. | Colonel Paddock, Jr. holds a BA degree in Political Science from Park College; MA degree in History from Duke University; Ph.D. in History from Duke University.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1984

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01113