Arthur E. Sikes
Colonel Arthur E. Sikes was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 25 September 1943, class number 299. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader - Motor Officer, Company F and Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry European Theater of Operations. | His subsequent assignments include: Motor Officer, Headquarters, 2d Bn, 18th Inf, European Theater of Operations; PMST, 3226 ASU Macon, Georgia; Company Commander, Co F, 325th Inf, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander - Supply Officer, Co F and Headquarters, 2d Bn, 15th Inf, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, Svc Co, 15th Inf and Co M, 24th Inf FECOM, Korea; Chief, Tng Div G3, Headquarters, The Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; BG S-3, Headquarters, 2d BG, 38th Inf, Fort Benning, Georgia; BG S-1, BG Exec O, Headquarters, 2d BG, 38th Inf USAREUR; Nuc Empl Advisor to Belgian I Corps w/duty Sta Koln, Germany, U.S. Army Liaison Group Europe; Staff O, Opns Cent Sec, Trp Opns Br, Opns Div, Headquarters, USARERU; Prof Mil Science, USAIG (MSDROTC), Ga XII USA Corps, Atlanta w/sta Gordon Mil College, Barnesville, Georgia; Chief, UNorth Carolina/USFK/EUSA Protocol and Liaison Office, USA ELM Headquarters UNorth Carolina/USFC, USARPAC; Battalion Commander, 1st Bn, 1st Tng Regiment USATCI, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Bn CO and Deputy Bde Commander, 1st Tng Bde, USATCI, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Secretary General Staff CENTAG (NATO), USAE Headquarters CENTAG, USAREUR. | His awards and decorations include: Korean Svc Medal w/5 Stars and UNSM: NDSM w/Cluster; WW II Victory Medal; RAME w/5 Stars; AOM Germany AM Camp Medal; Combat Infantryman’s Badge with Star; Purple Heart w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Joint Services Commendation Medal; ACM; Bronze Star w/V device and 2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit; Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster.