Brandon L. Parker
Colonel Brandon L. Parker was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 14 April 1945, Class Number 412. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division Pacific, 5th Infantry Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments included: Commander, Company A, Special Troops, Frankfurt Germany; ROTC Instructor, Tennessee Military District High School, Nashville, Tennessee; Commander, Company M, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea, S-3, 2nd Battalion, 38th Infantry, Korea; S-3, 5th Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Action Officer, Staff Communication Office, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; G-3, War Plans, Headquarters USA Communications Zone Europe, Orleans, France; ROTC Instructor, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky; J-3, War Plans, Headquarters, MACV, Vietnam; Brigade Executive Officer and Battalion Commander, USA Training Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; Deputy Office Doctrine Development Literature and Plans United States Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Deputy Senior Advisor, 44th Special Tactical Zone - DELTA, Vietnam; Inspector General, USA Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. | Colonel Parker's awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Combat Infantryman Badge, Air Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Vietnam Honor Medal (1st Class), Vietnamese Staff Service Medal.