Colonel George Richard Dunn
Colonel George Richard Dunn was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, 15 February 1969. Prior to commissioning, Colonel Dunn was drafted into the Army in 1967 and attained the rank of Sergeant. After his initial assignment as an OCS Tactical Officer and Assistant Brigade Adjutant, he earned his wings as a Rotary Wing Aviator with the follow-on AH1G (Cobra Pilot) Qualification Course.
His subsequent duty assignments include: Aircraft Commander and Aero-Weapons Section Commander, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, RVN; Cavalry Squadron S-3 Air, Company Commander, and Battalion S-4, 82d Airborne Division; Company Commander, United Nations Command/Eighth US Army Honor Guard, Republic of Korea; Company Commander, Brigade S-1, Battalion S-3, Chief of Training under the Division G-3, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force; Operations Staff Officer, US Central Command; Battalion Commander 3-9 IN (The Army’s first fully COHORT Infantry Battalion), 7th Infantry Division (Light); Assistant Chief of Staff G-3, 25th Infantry Division; Deputy Chief of Staff Training (G-3), Second US Army; Brigade Commander, 3d Brigade, 2d Infantry Division (while simultaneously serving as the post commander of Camp Howze), Republic of Korea; Commander, Readiness Group Atlanta and Department of Defense Coordination Officer (DCO) for Emergency Operations.
His military education and training consists of: United States Army Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College.
COL Dunn's military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit (w/4 OLC), Bronze Star Medal (w/OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (w/2 OLC), Air Medal (w/V device and 30 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2nd Award); Army Commendation Medal (w/OLC), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal (w/ OLC), Vietnam Service Medal (w/OLC), Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2 Device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (w/2 OLC), RVN Campaign Medal, RVN Valorous Unit Award, RVN Valorous Unit Award, RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (w/Palm), Expert Infantryman Badge, Army Aviator Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Ranger Tab.