Clayton J. Bachman

Clayton J. Bachman

Clayton J. Bachman

Colonel Clayton J. Bachman, Jr. was commissioned Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 March 1954. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company B and D, 44th Tank Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader and XO, Company D, 44th Tank Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; XO, 7th Admin Company, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Company Commander, Company B, 1st Medium tank Battalion, 13th Cavalry, 1st Armor Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Instructor, Gunnery/Tactics Section, Seventh Army Training Center; School Secretary and Operations Officer, Combined Arms School, Seventh Army Training Center; Troop Commander, Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry, 11th Air Assault Division; S-3, 511th Airborne Infantry Battalion, 11th Air Assault Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; S-3, 2d Squadron, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Staff Officer, Troop Operations Division, Operations Directorate, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Executive, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Staff Actions Control Office, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 4th Battalion, 37th Armor, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Inspector Advisor, General Inspection Branch, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters, MACV, Vietnam; Deputy Director, Automotive Department, U.S. Army Armor School, and Deputy Director, Directorate of Plans and Training, UN States Armor Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky. | Colonel Bachman's awards and decorations include: US Presidential Unit Citation, GS Identification Badge, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Staff Service Medal (1st Class), Vietnam Service Medal (4 Battle Stars), Vietnamese Commendation Medal, Joint Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1976

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00737