Bert H. Herigstad
Colonel Bert Henry Herigstad was commissioned an Military Police Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 21 February 1946. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company A, 89 L IRTC Camp Roberts and B Company, 385, MP Svc Battalion, European Theater of Operations. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Platoon Leader/Detachment Commander/Operations Officer/Modtor Officer/Assistant Adjutant, Company A, Military Police Service Battalion, Europe; Assistant Adjutant, 7747 Military Police Rwy Section Detachment, Europe; S-2/Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Service Trps, 91 Crs, Fort Riley, Kansas; Unit Officer, Military Police Detachment, Fort Riley, Kansas; Security Platoon Leader/Executive Officer, Company Commander, Headquarters & Headquarters Company 27th Infantry FECOM; Platoon Leader, Battery C, 231 AFA Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Executive Officer (G-3 Troops), Headquarters 52 AEB Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Aid-de-Camp, Headquarters, 6th AD Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Secretary General Staff, Headquarters 6th AD Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Commander/Asst RCT S-3, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 74th RCT, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Assistant SGS, Command Division, Headquarters USACOMZEUR, France; Department SGS, Command Division Headquarters USACOMZEUR, Headquarters 3d Log Command, France; TAC Instructor, T/CA Department, Headquarters USAAMC, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Chief, Def Tac Unit Infantry Branch, T/CA Department, Headquarters USA Arty and Ms1 School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Department Senior Advisor, 5th Infantry Division, Headquarters U.S. Military Assistant Command, Vietnam; Operations and Training Staff Officer, War Plans Branch, Plans Division, D.COPS, Headquarters USCONARC, Fort Monroe, Virginia, Senior Military Advisor II CTZ, U.S. Military Assistant Command, Vietnam; Deputy Senior Advisor, Bac Lieu Prov, DMAC, U.S. Military Assistant Command, Vietnam; Assistant to Commanding General/Deputy DPT, Headquarters USATC, Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington; Senior Army Advisor, 96th ARCOM and the U.S. Army Readiness Region VIII, Fort Douglas, Utah. | Colonel Herigstad's awards and decorations include: Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Bronze, Gold, and Sliver Star), Republic of Vietnam Staff Honor Medal 1st Class (2 Awards), Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal, Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leak Clusters) .