Billy L. Ward

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Billy L. Ward

Billy L. Ward

Colonel Billy Lamar Ward was commissioned an Ordnance Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School (Reserve Component) Class, 29 September 1962. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 403rd Ordnance Company, Alabama Army National Guard. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Asst Executive Officer, Battery A, 2/117th Field Artillery Battalion (Composite), Alabama Army National Guard; Executive Officer, Battery A, 2/117th Field Artillery Battalion (Composite), Alabama Army National Guard; Executive Officer, Battery B, 2/117th Field Artillery Battalion (Composite), Alabama Army National Guard; Assistant S-3, 2/117th Field Artillery Battalion (Composite), Alabama Army National Guard; Detachment Commander and Company Executive Officer, Company B, 131st Armor Battalion, 31st Armored Brigade, Alabama Army National Guard; Student Aviator, United States Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama; United States Army Electronic Warfare School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Side-Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) Section Leader, Infra-Red (IR) Section Leader, and Fixed-Wing Aviator, 131st Military Intelligence Company (Surveillance Airplane), 212th Combat Aviation Battalion, Republic of South Vietnam; Executive Officer, Transportation Plans, Logistical Readiness Officer, and Fixed Wing Aviator, 507th Transportation Company (Aircraft Maintenance) (General Support), Fort Knox, Kentucky; Company Commander and Battalion Operations Officer, 19th Battalion, 5th Training Brigade (BCT), Fort Knox, Kentucky; Motor Transportation Plans Officer, 31st Support Battalion, 31st Armored Brigade, Alabama Army National Guard; Tech Supply Officer, 31st Support Battalion, 31st Armored Brigade, Alabama Army National Guard; Troop Support Division Chief, 167th Materiel Management Center (MMC), 167th Support Command (Corps), Alabama Army National Guard; Operations Research Systems Analyst, 167th Materiel Management Center (MMC), 167th Support Command (Corps), Alabama Army National Guard; Materiel Maintenance Officer, 167th Materiel Management Center (MMC), 167th Support Command (Corps), Alabama Army National Guard; Director of Materiel, 31st Support Group (Area), 167th Support Command (Corps), Alabama Army National Guard; Director of Security, Plans and Operations, 31st Support Group (Area), 167th Support Command (Corps), Alabama Army National Guard; Executive Officer, 31st Support Group (Area), 167th Support Command (Corps), Alabama Army National Guard, Alabama Army National Guard; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Materiel, 167th Support Command (Corps), Alabama Army National Guard; Assistant Chief of Staff, Transportation 167th Support Command (Corps) Alabama Army National Guard; Commander, 167th Transportation Center (Movement Control), 167th Support Command (Corps), Alabama Army National Guard; Assistant Chief of Staff, Special Operations, 167th Support Command (Corps). | Military schools Colonel Ward attended include: Noncommissioned Officer School, Infantry Officer Candidate School, Artillery School, Artillery Officer Basic Course, Chemical School, Chemical, Biological and Radiological Course, Armor School, Armor Officer Basic Course, Aviation School, Officers’ Fixed Wing Aviator Course, Aviation School, OV-1 Mohawk Aviator Transition Course, Aviation and Intelligence Schools, Electronic Warfare Course, USAir Force, Okinawa, Air Crew Sea Survival School, Armor School and Training Center, Training Center Cadre Course, Aviation School, Officers’ Rotary Wing Qualification Course, Quartermaster School, Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, Training Support Center, Information Systems Officer Course, Training Support Center, Computer Programmer Course, ALMC, Supply Management Officer Course, USATC, Command And General Staff College, USAOC&S Ordnance Branch Qualification Course, National Defense University, Reserve Components National Security Course, USAWC, United States Army War College, and United States Army Logistics Executive Development Course. Colonel Ward is a graduate of Troy State University, Troy, Alabama (BS and MBA) and The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (PhD). | His awards and decorations include: Air Medal with nineteen (19) Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Acheivement Medal with One (1) Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Second Award), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (Two Awards), Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Army Aviator Badge, Expert Badge, Pistol-45 caliber and 22 caliber.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

  • Key Assignment

    Assistant Chief of Staff | Special Operations | 167th Support Command (Corps)

  • Highest Award

    Air Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1994

  • Branch Of Service

    Ordnance

  • HF ID #

    HF_01725