Bruce E. Patterson
Colonel Bruce E. Patterson was commissioned an Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 29, 5 May 1951. His first duty assignment was as a Battery Officer, Platoon Leader. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 855 AAA (AW) Sp Bn, Korea; Assistant S-3 (OPNS) 865 AAA (AW) Sp Bn, Korea; Battery Commander, 76th Fa Bn, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Senior Instructor, The Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Firing Btry Commander, 40th FA BN, Germany; Operations Officer, 4/1st Artilltery Bn, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland; Staff Officer, The Army Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Commander, 1/83d Artillery Bn, Korea; Project Manager, USA Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Deputy Procurement Director, Defense Logistics, Cameron Station, Virginia. | Colonel Patterson is a graduate of the Artillery School, the Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College and the Army War College. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from George Washington University. | His military awards include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with Cluster and the Army Commendation Medal with Cluster.