David L. Mcginnis

David L. Mcginnis

David L. Mcginnis

Colonel David L. McGinnis was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 3 July 1967. His first duty assignment was as Executive Officer, Special Forces Operational Detachment, A-9, Company C, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: S5, Special Forces Operational Detachment, B-40, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Republic of Vietnam; S2, Special Forces Operational Detachment, B-40, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Republic of Vietnam; Funds Officer, Special Forces Operational Detachment, B-40, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Republic of Vietnam; S4, 2nd Battalion, 48th Infantry, Gelenhausen, Germany; Commander, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 48th Infantry, Gelenhausen, Germany; Commander, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, Republic of Vietnam; S3 Air, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry, U.S. Army Reserve Control Group; S3, 3rd Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), New York Army National Guard, White Plains, New York; Assistant S3, 102nd Military Police Battalion, New York Army National Guard, Utica, New York; S4, 102nd Military Police Battalion, New York Army National Guard, Utica, New York; Recruiting and Retention Manager, State Area Command (STARC), Albany, New York; State Public Affairs Officer, State Area Command (STARC), Albany, New York; Commandant, State Military Academy, STARC, Albany, New York; Mobilization Planner, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York; Force Integration Officer, Fourth U.S. Army, Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Branch Chief, National Guard Bureau, Force Management Directorate, Organizational Integration Branch #1, Arlington, Virginia; Deputy Director, National Guard Bureau, Force Management Directorate, Arlington, Virginia. | His military education and training includes: the United States Army War College, Reserve Component National Security Seminar National War College, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Psychological Operations Unit Officers Course, Vietnamese Language-Saigon Dialect, Special Forces Officer Course, Basic Airborne Course, Infantry Officer Candidate School. Colonel McGinnis is a graduate of State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal w/1 Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnam Service Medal w/7 Campaign Stars, Army Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/2 Silver Stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation with Palm. | He was serving as Director, National Guard Bureau, Force Management Directorate, Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington, Virginia, at the time of his induction.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1994

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01697