Comfort K. Starr
Colonel Comfort Kent Starr was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 16 September 1942, class number 70. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 53rd Infantry, Cold Bay, Alaska (Fort Randall). | His subsequent duty assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader and Bn Pers Off, 53rd Infantry, Alaska; Tactical Officer, The Infantry School 2nd Stu Tng Regt, Fort Benning, Georgia; Class and Asgt Off, Hq IRTC, Camp Gordon, Georgia; AGF Ln Officer, New York Port Of Embarkation, Camp Kilmer and Brooklyn Army Base; Assistant to GHO, Sig Off, GHQ FEC, Tokyo, Japan; Assistant to Chief Sig Off, DA, Office Chief Sig Off, Washington, D.C; Assistant to Chief, Prod Div, S.C. Photo Center, Long Island, NY; General Staff Officer, SGS, Hq USFA, Vienna, Austria; Commander, 541st Signal Company, Wels, Austria; Commander, Company B, 7665 Sig Opn Bn, Salzburg; Commander, Radio Opn Co/Msg Cen Co, Salzburg; Signal Advisor, 25th ROK Division, Korea; Assistant Div Sig Off/Sig Off, 2nd Inf Div (USA), Korea; Sig Plans and Tng Off, Hq Fifth U.S. Army, Chicago, IL; Combat Comp Sig Off/Asst Div Sig Off, Combat Command B, Hq 4th Armored Division, Germany; Commanding Officer, JCS Joint Alt Command Element, Fort Ritchie, Washington D.C; Dep Cmdr/Dep USAR J Sig Off, Comdr/Sig Off USARJ, USA Sig Comd, Japan; Plans Off, Office of the Chief Comm, Washington D.C; Plans and Training Off, U.S. Military Assistant Comd, Vietnam; Deputy Chief Staff Comm-Elect, Hq Fifth U.S. Army, Fort Sheridan, IL; Asst Chief Staff Comm-Elect; Comm-Elect Div, Allied Land Forces, Southeast Europe (Nato) Izmir, Turkey; Commander, U.S. Army Comm Comd, U.S. Army Training Center at Fort Ord, Fort Ord, CA. | Military schools attended include: Officer Special Basic Course, Student Officer Classif Course, Government Occupied Area School, Sig Corps Photo School, Sig Officer Course, Sig Offs Advanced Course, USACGSC, Defense Language Institute (Vietnamese), National Security Managment, Industrial College Armed Forces, NATO Defense College. | His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Ribbon, w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit; Armed Forces Honor Medal, 1st Class; Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallentry w/Palm.