Ben H. Penton

PENTON,BEN
Ben H. Penton

Ben H. Penton

Colonel Ben H. Penton was commissioned an Engineer Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-55, 19 August 1955. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company, 560th Engineer Battalion, Georgia Army National Guard (GaARNG), Columbus, Georgia. |His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company D, 560th Engineer Battalion, GaARNG, Columbus, Georgia; Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, Company E (Bridge), 560th Engineer Battalion, GaARNG, Columbus, Georgia; Adjutant/S-1, Assistant  S-3, S-3 and Executive Officer, 560th Engineer Battalion, GaARNG, Columbus, Georgia; Construction and Facilities Manager and Assistant G-4, GaARNG Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia; Battalion Commander, 560th Engineer Battalion, GaARNG, Columbus, Georgia; Executive Officer and Acting Group Commander, 265th Engineer Group, GaARNG, Atlanta, Georgia; Inspector General/G-1 and Chief of Staff, Command and Control Headquarters, GaARNG, Decatur, Georgia; Executive Officer, Troop Command, GaARNG, Atlanta, Georgia; Special Staff Officer to the Commander, U.S. Army, Natick Research and Development Center, Natick, Massachusetts. | After 38 years of military service, he retired and as a civilian retired as County Manager, Harris County, Georgia.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Belvoir, Virginia

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    1997

  • Branch Of Service

    Engineer

  • HF ID #

    HF_01872