Benjamin S. Silver
Colonel Benjamin S. Silver was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 14 March 1944, class number 320. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, Co I, 345th Inf, Regiment, 87th Inf Div, Europe. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battalion S-3, Headquarters Co, 3rd Bn, 10th Inf, 5th Inf Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Liaison Pilot School Student, Sheppard Field, Texas; Liaison Pilot School Student, Field Artillery School; Battalion S-2, Headquarters Co. 2nd Bn, 27th Inf, 25th Inf Div, Osaka, Japan; Liaison Pilot, Headquarters & Headquarters Co., 27th Inf, 25th Inf Div, Osaka, Japan; Supply Officer, Headquarters Co., 11th ABN Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Army Aviator, Headquarters Co., 3rd Inf Div, Korea; Army Aviator, Headquarters 304th Signal Bn, Korea; Company Commander, Co K, 30th Inf Regiment, Fort Benning, GA; Asst RCT S-3, Headquarters Co, 278th Inf Regiment. Combat Team, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Army Aviator, Headquarters Co 47th Inf Regiment., 9th Inf Div, Ulm, Germany; Asst Reg'l S-3, Headquarters & Headquarters Co. 47th Inf Regiment. 9th Div, Ulm, Germany; Battalion S-3, Headquarters Co. 3rd Bn, 47th Inf Regiment. 9th Div, Ulm, Germany; Division and Post Aviation Officer, Headquarters 9th Inf Div, Fort Carson, Colorado; Student, USA Stu. Det. USA CGSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Staff Officer, Programs & Analysis Div, Dir of Army Aviation, DA ODCSOPS, Pentagon; Staff Officer, Operations and Training Div, Dir of Army Aviation, DA ODCSOPS, Pentagon; Executive Officer, Headquarters 2nd Battle Group, 23rd Inf, 2nd Inf Div, Fort Benning, Georgia; Executive Officer, Headquarters 11th Aviation Group, 11th Air Assault Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Bn Cmdr, Headquarters 228th ASLieutenant Spt, Hel. Bn. 11th AVN Gp., 11th Air ALST Div, Fort Benning, Georgia; ASST Chief of Staff, G-4 ANKHE, Headquarters 1st Cav Div Airmobile, Republic of Vietnam; Support Command Commander, AN KHE, Headquarters Support Command, Republic of Vietnam; Student, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island; Project Manager, CHINOOK (CH-47) Helicopter, Headquarters Army Materiel Command, Washington, D.C.; Project Manager, CHINOOK (CH-47) Helicopter, Headquarters Army Aviation Systems Command, St. Louis, Missouri. | Colonel Silver's awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Senior Army Aviator Wings, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/Cluster, Air Medal w/12 Clusters, Army Commendation Ribbon, Dept. of Army Staff Badge.