Colonel Kenneth Walter Harding
Colonel Kenneth Walter Harding was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School class 6-65 at Fort Benning, Georgia on 22 January, 1965. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.
His subsequent duty assignments were: Assistant S2, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Instructor Combined Arms and Tactics Branch, United States Army Training School, Fort Eustice, Virginia; Company Commander, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant G2 Plans, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort. Bragg, North Carolina; Comptroller, United States Army Field Station, Augsburg, Germany; Instructor, United States Naval Amphibious School, Coronado, California; Resource Management Officer, United States Army Intelligence School, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Director, Training and Doctrine, Unites States Army Intelligence School, Fort Devens, Massachusetts. His last duty assignment was served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Resource Management, US Army Intelligence and Security Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
His military education consists of: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Jungle Warfare School, Military Intelligence Officers Advanced Course, Military Comptrollership, and Armed Forces Staff College.
His military awards include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (7th Award), Armed Forces Reserve Military Medal, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Combat Infantryman Badge.