Donald L. Hudson
Colonel Donald L. Hudson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 4 April 1961. His first duty assignment was as Instructor for mines, 106mm, 90mm, and 3.5 Inch Rocket Launcher, Anti-Tank Missile Committee, Weapons Department, USAIS, Fort Benning, GA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea; Military Advisor at Chi-Lang National Training Center and for Trung Lap Ranger Training Center, Training Directorate, MACV, Vietnam; Brigade S-3 and G-3 Operations Officer, 4th Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Company Commander, Company C, 75th Infantry, IFFV, Vietnam; Team Chief for Patrolling Committee, Ranger Department, USAIS, Fort Benning, GA; School Detachment Commander for 82d Airborne Division Schools, HHC 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 75th Infantry (Ranger), Fort Stewart, GA; G-3 Training Officer, HHC, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; U.S. Army Element Inspector General, CINCLANT, Norfolk, VA; Operations Officer for Exercise Planning Group XVIII Airborne Corps, Battalion Commander, 1-504 Airborne Infantry, DISCOM Executive Officer, HHC, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; G-3 and Brigade Commander, HHC, 193d Infantry Brigade, Panama. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Joint Commendation, Army Commendation w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, National Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Honor Medal. | Military schools attended include: Infantry Advanced Course, Armed Forces Staff College, U.S. Army War College.