Douglas E. Caton
Major General Douglas E. Caton was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Class 22-67, 1 August 1967. His first duty assignment was a Student, Military Assistance Training Advisor (MATA), Psychological Operations course, Army Special Warfare School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 17th Calvary, 3d Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Vietnam; Supply Officer, Troop B, 1st Squadron – Vietnam; Troop Supply/ Air Movements Control Officer, Troop B, 1st Squadron – Vietnam; Assistant S-3 (Operations Officer, 1st Armored Division, Vietnam Combat Training Team), Headquarters Company, 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas (Non-rated); Training Officer, 1st Battalion, 318th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 80th Division (Training), Charlottesville, Virginia (Non-rated); Detachment Commander, Company A, 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Richmond, Virginia (Jan. 70 – Sep. 71, Non-rated); S2, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne); S3, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 11th Special Group (Airborne); Assistant S3, 80th Division, Maneuver Training Command; Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, 80th Division (Training), Richmond, Virginia; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 318th Regiment, 1st Brigade (Infantry – One Unit Training), 80th Division (Training), Charlottesville, Virginia; Control Group (Reinforcement) Congressional Liaison Officer, Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA), Department of the Army, Office of Chief Legislative Liaison, Washington D.C.; Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, 352d Civil Affairs Command, Riverdale, Maryland; Chief of Staff, 352d Civil Affairs Command, Riverdale, Maryland; Deputy Commander, 352d Civil Affairs Command, Riverdale, Maryland (Non-rated); Chief of Staff, 310th Theater Army Area Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA), Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, Virginia; Assistant Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research, Development & Acquisition), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army; USAR Control Group (Standby/Inactive); Major General USAR Retired. | His military education consists of: Armor Basic Course, Army Special Warfare School/Military Assistance Training Advisor Psychological Operations (MATA PSYOPS), Army Airborne Course, 82nd Airborne Jumpmaster Course, Armor Officer Advanced Course, Command & General Staff College, Army War College, Civil Affairs School, Advanced Course, Defense Institute Security Assistance Management (DISAM), Executive Course. | General Caton's military awards include: the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 1 Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 10 year Device, Armed Force.