Burt E. Slater
Colonel Burt E. Slater was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 March 1954, class number 4-54. His first duty assignment was as Company Officer, Troop Command Staff Officer, Military Personnel Officer, Staff and Faculty, Ordnance Automotive School, Atlanta General Depot, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include; Company Commander, 53rd Ordnance Group (USAREUR); Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, Motor Officer, Combat Arms Detail, 3d Battalion, 35th Armor, 7th Army (USAREUR); Company Commander and Battalion Motor Officer, Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Ordnance Advisor, US MAAG, Cambodia (USARPAC); Material Staff Officer, USA Combat Developments Command Ordnance Agency, APG, Maryland; Brigade Maintenance Officer, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam (USARPAC); Material Staff Officer, USA Combat Developments Command Aviation Agency, Fort Rucker , Alabama; Director of Maintenance and Maintenance Staff Officer, Headquarters United States Army, Japan; Commander, 801st Maintenance Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam Army Arsenal, Ton Son Hut, Vietnam (USARPAC); Branch and Division Chief, United States Army Operational Test and Evaluation Agency (OTEA), Department of the Army; Assistant Chief of Staff, Material, 1st Corps Support Command, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His awards and declaration include: Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Silver Star, Vietnam Honor Medal (First Class).