Cecil N. Neely
Colonel Cecil Nowlin Neely was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 18 April 1958, class number 51. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, B Co, 3d Battalion, BTC, Fort Chaffee, AZ. | His subsequent duty assignment include: XO, B Co, 3d Battalion BTC, Fort Chaffee, AZ; Platoon Leader, Company Commander, B Co, S-4, HHC, 1st ARB, 51st Infantry, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, H&S Company, USA Support Group, JSA, Panmunjom, Korea; Team Chief/Instructor, AT/M Committee, Weapons Department, USAIS, Fort Benning, GA; Senior Regimental Advisor, 11th Infantry Regiment, 7th ARVN Division, My Tho, Vietnam; S-3, HHC, 2d Brigade, 4th Armored Division, Erlangen, Germany; Chief/LMIC, Plans and Operations Division, ODCSLOG, USARV, Long Binh, Vietnam; Team Chief, Company TAC, USAIS, Fort Benning, GA; Deputy Director, Company Op Dept., USAIS, Fort Benning, GA; XO, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Carson, CO; XO, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Carson, CO; Commander, 1st Battalion (Mech), 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Carson, CO; Brigade Commander and Chief of Staff, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Polk. LA. | His awards and decorations include: Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Republic of Vietnam Honor Medal (1st Class), Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/1 Gold Star, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/4 numerals, Bronze Star Medal w/V Device and 2 Oak Leaf Cluster.