Duane R. Brofer
Colonel Duane R. Brofer was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 24 August 1955, class number 5. His first assignment was as Battalion Communications Platoon Leader/XO HHeadquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Korea. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Regimental Communications Platoon Leader, Korea; Pilot with flight detachment, 2nd Infantry Brigade, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Pilot/Major General Edwin Walker’s pilot/Major General Franklin Taylor’s pilot, Aviation Company, 24th Infantry Division, Germany; Assistant Brigade S-3/Company B Commander, 2d Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Platoon Leader/Company XO, 197th Armed Helicopter Company, Vietnam; Company Commander, 5th Warrant Officers Candidate Company/Battalion XO, 1st Student Training Battalion, Primary Helicopter Center, Fort Wolters, Texas; Troop Commander, D Troop (Air Cavalry), 3d Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Ch, Scenario Branch, Test Division, Commander and Control Directorate, Headquarters Masster, Fort Hood, Texas; Dp Commander Airmobile Brigade/Battalion Commander Airmobile Brigade Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Ch, Army Division, USDLG (Liaison to Indonesian Army), United States Defense Liaison Group, Indonesia; TRADOC System Manager, Standoff Target Acquisition System, United States Army Combat, Army Dev Activity, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; TRADOC Systems Manager, Standoff Target Acquisitions Systems, United States Army Intelligence Center/School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm and with Gold Star.