Corless W. Mitchell
Colonel Corless W. Mitchell was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 28 August 1957. His first duty assignment was as Infantry Platoon Leader, 17th Cavalry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Pathfinder Team Leader, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Recon Platoon Leader, 17th Cav, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Company Commander, Company C, 1-64 Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Kitzingen, Germany; Company Commander, Company F, 40 Armor, Berlin, Germany; Troop Commander, Troop E, 17th Cavalry, 173d Airborne Brigade, Vietnam; S-3, 173d Airborne Brigade, Vietnam; Instructor, USACGSC, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Instructor, British Army Staff College, England; Battalion Commander, 1-63d Armor, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; G-4, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; Senior Advisor, Montana ANG, Helena, Montana. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star w/3 V Device; AMIV-3, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder, Combat Infantryman Badge. | Military schools attended include: Pathfinder Course, Armor Officer Career, Command and General Staff College, British Army Staff College, Air War College. | Colonel Mitchell holds a BA in History from Benedictine College, Atchison, KS; MA in History and Education from the University of Missouri.