Billy G. Murphy
Colonel Billy G. Murphy was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 8-65 on 15 September 1965. His first duty assignment was as TAC Officer, 52nd Company, 5th Battalion, Training School Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Infantry Platoon Leader, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam; Battalion S-3 Air, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam; Weapons Committee Chief, Advanced Infantry Training Brigade, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Aviation Company Executive Officer, lst Aviation Battalion, Vietnam; Battalion S-4, 145th Aviation Battalion, Vietnam; Aviation Platoon Leader, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Infantry Company Commander, 1-503rd Infantry, 101st Airborne, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Aviation Company Commander, 158th Aviation Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Group S-1, 101st Aviation Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Personnel Staff Officer, G-1, VII Corps, Germany; Assistant Corps Aviation Officer, G-3, VII Corps, Germany; Aviation Staff Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations and Plans, United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, ga; Aviation Training Division Chief, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations and Plans, United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Division G-1, lst Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion Commander, 1st Aviation Battalion, lst Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; and Director, Force Design, Combined Arms Combat Development Activity, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Brigade Commander, 4th Brigade, lst Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. | Colonel Murphy is a graduate of the Airborne Course, Jungle Operations Training Course, Rotary Wing Aviation Course, Infantry Officer's Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Air War College. | His military awards include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star w/ V Device and Six Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal w/ One Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/ Four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ V Device and Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (three awards), Vietnamese Cross of gallantry w/ Silver Star (three awards), Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, and Parachutist Badge.