Calarence G. Matsuda
Colonel Clarence G. Matsuda was commissioned Infantry on 18 December, 1961 upon his graduation with OCS Class Number 1-62. His initial assignment after commissioning was Rifle Platoon Leader, C Company, 2nd Airborne Battle Group, Okinawa. | His subsequent duty assignments included: Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, HHC, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne BDE (Sep), Okinawa; Executive Officer, 82nd Airborne Division, Raider Detachment, Fort Bragg, NC; Company Commander, B Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 505th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Company Commander, HHC, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 505th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Company Commander, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Company Commander, E Company, 50th Infantry, (Long Range Patrol), 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Instructor, Combat Arms Branch, U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, VA; Instructor, Tactics Division, Battalion and Brigade Operations Department, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA; G3 Advisor, 1st Special BDE (ARVN), I Corps (Denang), Military Advisor Command, Republic of Vietnam; Assistant G3 for Training and Air, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA; Executive Officer, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA; Operations Officer, Chief, Force Selection Branch, Headquarters U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Sheridan, IL; Chief, Operations Division, Headquarters U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Sheridan, IL; Executive Officer, Office of the C3, J3, G3, Combined Forces Command, US Forces, Korea, and Eighth Army, Republic of Korea; Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, CA; Operations Plans Officer, Contingency/Joint Plans Division, Directorate of Personnel, Plans and Systems, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, HQ, Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C; and Inspector General, Indiana State Area Command, Indianapolis, IN. | Colonel Matsuda has attended Airborne School, Ranger School, Infantry Officers Advanced Course, Air Ground Operations School, Command and General Staff College, Inspector General Course. | His military awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Bronze Star w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Gallantry Cross w/Gold and Bronze Star (Republic of Vietnam), Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab.