Donald R. Perkins
Colonel Donald R. Perkins was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 20 December 1946, Class Number 6. His first duty assignment was Headquarters, II Military District, Fulda, Germany for branch immaterial occupation duties. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battery D, 5th Filed Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, for branch immaterial occupation duties (DP camp control, evacuation of German war materiels from salt mines, etc.); Executive Officer, Battery A, 716th AAA Gun Battalion, New Mexico National Guard; Platoon Leader, A Battery, 933d Automatic Weapons Battalion, Korea; Divarty Assistant S-3, and Assistant Fire Support Coordinator, Headquarters, 32d Infantry Division Artillery; Mobilization Staff Officer, National Guard Bureau, DA; Troop Operations and Readiness Directorate of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, DA; Army National Guard Advisor to the Commanding General, United States Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, VA; Advisor to the Commanding General, Headquarters, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Department of the Army General Staff Badge. | Military schools attended include: Filed Artillery Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army War College.