David W. Wilson


David W. Wilson

Colonel David W. Wilson was commissioned as an Infantry Officer after graduation of the Officer Candidate School Class 59-67, 12 October 1967. Colonel Wilson’s first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Company A 1st Battalion 2nd Basic Training Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, A Co. 4th Bn 47th IN 9th IN Div, Dong Tam, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, A Co. 4th Bn 2d Basic Training Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Deputy Regional Advisor, Advisory Team 71, Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam; S-3 Air, 1st Bn 51st IN 1st Armored Div; Crailsheim, Germany; Commander, A Co. 1st Bn 51st IN 1st Armored Div, Crailsheim, Germany; Operations Officer, Operations Division First Army Headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland; S-3, 1st Bn 58th IN 197th IN Bde, Fort Benning, Georgia; Executive Officer, 1st Bn 58th IN 197th IN Bde, Fort Benning, Georgia; S-3, 197th IN Bde, Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Officer, Current Operations Operations Directorate Department of the Army, The Pentagon, D.C.; Commander 3rd Bn 7th IN 197th Bde, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander 2nd Bn 18th IN 197th IN Bde, Fort Benning, Georgia; Western Hemisphere Branch Chief, Current Operations J-3 The Joint Staff, The Pentagon, D.C.; Commander, Army Garrison Camp Page, Camp Page, Korea; and Faculty, National War College, Fort McNair, D.C. | Colonel Wilson's military awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal (2nd Award), Soldier’s Medal, Bronze Star (with V Device), Bronze Star Medal (3rd Award), Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6th Award), Air Medal, Army Commendation medal (with V Device 2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Vietnam Service Medal (7th Award), Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Silver Star), Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Bronze Star), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutists Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. | Colonel Wilson retired from the U.S. Army in 1996 and serve under a U.S. Government contract as Program Manager and Policy Advisor to the Minister of Defense, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He also was employed as a consultant by MPRI, International Group, Alexandria, Virginia.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Platoon Leader, A Co. 4th Bn 47th IN 9th IN Div, Dong Tam, Republic of Vietnam
Highest Award
Silver Star
Graduation Year
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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