Charles R. Shaw
Colonel Charles R. Shaw was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 21 September 1942, Class Number 72. His first duty assignment was as Weapons Platoon Leader, Company K, 120th Infantry, Camp Blanding, Florida. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, Company I, 120th Infantry, ETO; PMS&T, Fulton Country High School, Atlanta, GA; Commander, Company C, 70th Tank Battalion, Korea; Production Chief, Office of the Chief of Staff, Department of Army; Project Officer, G-3, Allied Land Forces, Southeastern Europe, Izmir, Turkey; Chief, Training Division, U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox, KY; Battalion Commander, 5th Aviation Battalion, 5th Mechanized Division, Fort Carson, CO; Chief, Firepower and Vulnerability Section, Army Concept Team in Vietnam; Director, Department of School Support, U.S. Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, AL; Staff Officer, Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, Office of Secretary of Defense; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, AL; Director, Department of Advanced Fixed Wing Training, U.S. Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, AL. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Legion of Merit. | Military schools attended include: Infantry OCS, Armored Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces.