Donald G. Conaway
Colonel Donald G. Conaway was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class IN 3-70, 20 February 1970. His first duty assignment was as Weapon Team Leader, C Troop, 8th Squadron, 1st CAV, Fort Knox, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Aircraft Commander, A Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st CAV, Vietnam; Control Group (Reinforcement), St. Louis, Missouri; Rotary Wing Pilot, Company B (GS), 28th Aviation Battalion (Combat), Pennsylvania Army National Guard; Service Platoon Commander and Aerial Scout Team Leader, Troop D (Air), 1st Squadron, 104th CAV, 28th IN DIV, Pennsylvania Army National Guard; Commander, Detachment 1 (Aviation), 458th Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve, Washington, Pennsylvania; Aviation and Training Standardization Officer and Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 99th United States Army Reserve Command, Oakdale, Pennsylvania; Personnel Management Officer, United States Army Reserve Personnel Center, St. Louis, Missouri; Aviation Advisor, 2nd United States Army, Fort Gillem, Georgia; Executive Officer, 166th Aviation Group and Deputy Commander, 7th United States Army Reserve Command, Germany; National Security Fellow, JFK School of Government, Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Director, Full Time Support Management Directorate, St. Louis, Missouri; Commander, United States Army Reserve Personnel Command, St. Louis, Missouri. Colonel Conaway's military awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (13th Award with “V” Device), Army Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star), Vietnam Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars), Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze Hourglass Device, Army Service Ribbons, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Master Army Aviator Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Military Sport Performance Badge. | He served as an Associate with Booz/ Allen/ Hamilton as the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System Liaison to the Directorate of the G-1 of the United States Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia, following his retirement.