Donald W. Betts

BETTS,DONALD
Donald W. Betts

Donald W. Betts

Colonel Donald Wayne Betts was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 16-69, 28 April 1969. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 4th Bn, 30th Infantry, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Aviator, B Troop 7/1 Air Cav Squadron, Vinh Long, Vietnam; Supply Officer, Personnel Control Facility, Fort Riley, Kansas; Headquarters Company Commander, Personnel Control Facility, Fort Riley, Kansas; Bde Assistant S-1, 2d Bde, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Bn S-3 Air, 2d Bn (Abn), 325 Infantry 82d Abn, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, B Company, 2d Bn (Abn), 325 Inf, 82d Abn, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; FASCO, 82d DISCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Logistics Staff Officer, Headquarters, 8th Army, Korea; Property Book Officer, 82d DMMC, 82d Abn Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Bn (Abn) 508th Infantry, 82d Abn Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battle Staff Log Officer, PACOM Airborne Command Post, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii; Battalion Commander, 101st Forward Support Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas; J-4, Special Operations Command Central, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida/Saudi Arabia; G-4, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief of Staff, 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His military education and training includes: Infantry Officers Advanced Course, Airborne, Ranger, Integrated Logistics and Materiel Acquisition Course, Logistics Management Development Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. | Colonel Betts's awards and decorations include: Bronze Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal w/29 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Chief of Staff | 1st COSCOM | Fort Bragg, North Carolina

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1994

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01643