Charles S. Mcclain

MCCLAIN,CHARLES
Charles S. Mcclain

Charles S. Mcclain

Colonel Charles S. McClain was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1957. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, USATC, Fort Gordon, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Civil Affairs Officer, 95th CAMG Group, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Psychological Warfare Officer, 5th PSYWashingtonR CO, Boeblingen, Germany; Company Commander, Assistant S3, 1st Battle Group, 15th Inf, Bamberg, Germany; Instructor, Brigade & Battalion Operations Dept, Brigade & Battalion Offensive Tactics, Special Operations, U.S. Army Infantry School; Psychological Warfare and S3 Advisor, Pleike, Republic of Vietnam; District Senior Advisor, Tahanh An District, Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam; Instructor PSYOP Dept, Media Operations, Project Officer for establishment of U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer Course, U.S. Army Special Warfare School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Attache, Bogota, Colombia; Senior Regiment Advisor/Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Operations, Deputy Senior Advisor, 21st Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Chief, Latin American Current Intelligence Section, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.; Executive Officer, Directorate for Intelligence Special Assistant to the Director, US Intelligence Board & CIA Affairs, Secretary, Military Intelligence Board, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 6th PSYOP Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, 4th PSYOP Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His awards and decorations include: Republic of Vietnam Honor Medal, JSCM, Bronze Star Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, LOM, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Silver Star, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Gold Star, ARCOM w/V & Oak Leaf Cluster, AM w/V & 5 Oak Leaf Cluster, SS.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1979

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00928