Anthony Jerrold Sammons, Jr.

Anthony Jerrold Sammons, Jr.

Anthony Jerrold Sammons, Jr.

Colonel Anthony Jerrold Sammons, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class Number 16, 26 June 1952. His first duty assignment was as an Armored Infantry Platoon Leader, Company D, 634th Armored Infantry Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas. | His Subsequent duty assignments include:  Platoon Leader Company K, 179th Infantry Regiment, Far East Command (FECOM); Battalion S2 Headquarters Company3rd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment Far East Command (FECOM); Liaison Officer Headquarters Company 179th Infantry Regiment, Far East Command (FECOM); Assistant I & E Officer Headquarters Company 179th Infantry Regiment, Far East Command (FECOM); Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters Company 45th Infantry Division, Far East Command (FECOM); Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters Company 37th Infantry Division, Camp Polk, Louisiana; Student Officer, Company C, Army Language School, Presidio of Monterey, California; Unit Officer, Company A, Staff/Faculty, Army Language School, Presidio of Monterey California; Infantry Unit Advisor, 8673 DU USMAAG-IRAN Training Team #2; Instructor Tactics, 8673  DU USMAAG-IRAN Training Team #4; Student Officer, TDY-The Infantry School, (Inf Off Commo Course #4) 5th RCT Fort Lewis, Washington; Regimental Commo Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; Company Commander, Company A, 22nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; Executive Officer, (Unit Re-designated) Company A, 1st Battle Group, 22nd Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington; June 1957, Branch changed from Infantry to Artillery; Commo Officer, Headquarters Company, 1st Field Artillery Battalion, 20th Artillery, Fort Lewis, Washington; October 57 Student Officer Assoc. SAMBO (44-A-C3B) 3-58 (TDY), Battery D, 2nd Regiment(Stu Off) Sch Brig USARADSch, 1st Guided Missile Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas;  Battery Officer, Battery A, 1st GM Bn., (SAM) 1st GM GP Fort Bliss, Texas; Executive Officer, Battery A, 1st GM GP, Fort Bliss, Texas; Stu Officer, Nike Hercules Transition (44-A-F7)#5-58 (TDY Battery D 2nd Regiment (Stuoff) School Brigade, USARADSch, Fort Bliss, Texas; Battery Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st GM BN (SAM) 1st GM GP, Fort Bliss Texas; Assistant S-3, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st GM Bn (Sam) 1st GM Gp, Fort Bliss Texas; Battery Commander, TDY w/Battery D (Prov) 1st GM BN (SAM) 1st GMGP, Fort Bliss, Texas; Battery Commander, Battery A 1st GM Bn (SAM) 1st GMGP, Fort Bliss, Texas; Assistant S-3, 1st Nike Hercules Troop Test, Fort Bliss, Texas; S1 1st GM Bn, (SAM) 1st GM GP, Fort Bliss, Texas; Battery Commander, Battery B, 5th Missile Battalion. 317th Artillery, Dyess, Airforce Base, Texas (Abilene); Battalion S-2, 5th Missile Battalion, 317th Artillery, Dyess, Airforce Base, Texas (Abilene); March 1963, Resigned RA Commission, reverted to USAR; June 1963, S-2 3rd Battalion, 158th Infantry, Arizona Army National Guard, Glendale, Arizona; Student Officer, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion S-4, 3rd Battalion, 158th Infantry, Arizona Army National Guard, Glendale, Arizona; Battalion S-3, 2nd Battalion, 158th Infantry, Arizona Army National Guard, Phoenix, Arizona; Battalion S-3, 1120th Transportation Battalion, Arizona Army National Guard, Phoenix, Arizona; Executive Officer, 1120th Transportation Battalion, Arizona Army National Guard, Phoenix, Arizona; S-3, Headquarters Headquarters Company, 258th MP Brigade, Arizona Army National Guard, Phoenix, Arizona; AC of S, Security, Plans, Operations, HHD, 258th MP Brigade, Arizona ARNG, Phoenix, Arizona; Deputy Chief, Organization and Training Division, National Guard Bureau, Washington D.C.; Chief, Organization Branch, O & T Division, National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C.; National Guard Advisor, USARMY Readiness Region VII, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; S-3 Arizona State Area Command (STARC) State HHD, ArizonaARNG, Phoenix, Arizona. | Colonel Sammons, Jr. retired from the Maricopa County Department of Civil Defense and Emergency Services in July 1991.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    2002

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02174