Allen R. Wissinger
Colonel Allen R. Wissinger was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class Number 4 on 21 September 1962. His first duty assignment was Advanced Marksmanship Training and Administrative Officer, HHC, 2d Battle Group, 6th Infantry, Berlin Brigade, West Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany. | His subsequent assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader, 4th Battalion, 18th Infantry, Berlin; Scout Platoon Leader, 4th Battalion, 18th Infantry, Berlin; Battalion S-2, 4th Battalion, 18th Infantry, Berlin; Corps Senior Trans Advisor, II Corps, Vietnam; Infantry Battalion Senior Advisor, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry, Vietnam; OCS Company Commander, 51st Company, 5th Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; Infantry Company Commander, Company B, 2-12th Infantry, 25th Div, Vietnam; Division Headquarters Commandant, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Team Chief and Senior Instructor, Co Ops Dept, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georiga; Chief, OPS Div, Co Ops Dept, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia;Assistant Director, Co Ops Dept, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georiga; Battalion S-3, 1-28th Infantry, 1st Div, Fort Riley; Mech Battalion S-3, 3-28th Infantry, 4th Brigade, 4th ID Germany; Brigade Adjutant, 4th Brigade, 4th ID, Germany; Mech Battalion Commander, 2-58th Infantry, 2nd AD, Fort Hood; Mech Battalion Commander, 6-31st Infantry, NTC, Fort Irwin, California; Chief, Doctrinal Lit Div, USAIS, Fort Benning; and Chief, U.S. Military Liaison Office, U.S. CENTCOM, State of Kuwait; Senior Army Advisor, 63rd Army Reserve Command, Los Alamitos, California. | Colonel Wissinger is a graduate of the U.S. Army Language School (Russian), USA Special Warfare School, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Defense Institute of Security Assistance and Defense Language Institute (Arabic). | His military awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal (Army), Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) (Army), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 7 Campaign Stars, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Army), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Army) w/ 5 Awards, Republic of Vietnam gallantry Cross w/ Bronze Star, Republic of Vietnam Staff Service Honor Medal (1st Class), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (DOD), Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Republic of Vietnam gallantry Cross w/ Palm Unit Citation (3 awards) and Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation.