Bruce P. Crandall
Colonel Bruce P. Crandall was commissioned as an Engineer Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 8 March 1954. His first duty assignment was with the 30th Topographic Group, Presidio of San Francisco. | His subsequent duty assignments include: 30th Topographic Group, Arctic Slope. 4th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Interamerican Geodetic Survey, Howard Air Force Base, Panama; Interamerican Geodetic Survey, Costa Rica; Platoon Commander, 11th Air Assault Division; 18th Airborne Corps Liaison for Air Assault, Dominican Republic Expeditionary Force; Company Commander, A Company, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry (Airmobile), Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander, Special Troops, Fort Carson, Colorado; Deputy Chief of Staff, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Commander, 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Director, Interamerican Geodetic Survey, Defense Mapping Agency; Senior Engineer Advisor, California Army National Guard. | Colonel Crandall is a graduate of Engineering Amphibious Training, Leadership School, Air Assault Aviation Tactics Course, Primary Flight Training, Helicopter School, Advanced Helicopter Training, Engineer Advanced Course, Instructor Flight Training Course, Spanish Language Course, Armed Forces Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. | His military awards include the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (24 Awards), Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (4 Campaigns), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Master Army Aviator Badge, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star (3 Awards), and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. | Colonel Crandall retired from active duty and from the Mesa, Arizona, Public Works Department, where he served as Public Works Manager.