Dwight G. Longaker

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Dwight G. Longaker

Dwight G. Longaker

Lieutenant Colonel Dwight G. Longaker was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 36-37, 55th Company, 22 June 1967. His first duty assignment was Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader, C Company, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, Europe. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, U.S. Army, Europe; Assistant Pathfinder Detachment Commander, Headquarters, 307th Combat Aviation Battalion, Vietnam; Commander Pathfinder Detachment, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD), 13th Combat Aviation Battalion, 164th Combat Aviation Group, Vietnam; Commander, C Company, 2nd Training Battalion, 3rd Basic Training Brigade, U.S. Army Training Center (Air Defense), Fort Bliss, Texas, Training Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), U.S. Army Training Center (Air Defense), Fort Bliss Texas, Battalion Advisor, Team 87, U.S. Army Advisory Group, III Corps and Military Region 3, U.S. Army Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Senior Battalion Liaison Officer, (Command Equivalent) Team 87, III Corps, Vietnam, Instructor, Company Tactics Committee (Mechanized), 72nd Company, 7th Student Battalion, Training Student Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; Staff Officer, Headquarters III Corps, G5 Fort Hood, Texas; Liaison Officer, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, 45th Infantry Brigade, Oklahoma ARNG, Perry, Oklahoma; S3 Air, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, 45th Infantry Brigade, Oklahoma ARNG Perry, Oklahoma; Commander, CSC, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, 45th Infantry Brigade, Ponca City, Oklahoma; S2, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, 45th Infantry Brigade, Perry Oklahoma; Commander, CSC, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, 45th Infantry Brigade Ponca City, Oklahoma; Assistant S3 Air Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 45th Infantry Brigade, OKARNG Edmond, Oklahoma; Student, Command and General Staff College USACGSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Assistant S3 Air, Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 45th Infantry Brigade, Oklahoma ARNG, Edmond, Oklahoma; Brigade Chemical Officer, (NBC) Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 45th Infantry Brigade, Edmond Oklahoma; S3, 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry, 45th Infantry Brigade, Oklahoma ARNG Stillwater, Oklahoma; Operations Officer, Headquarters State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Attached 5095 RTU (MTC AUG) for training (VOCG), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Assistant Commandant, 4155th USARF School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. | His military awards include: Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab (Honor Graduate), Parachute Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Bars (2), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnamese Staff Service Medal w/ Silver Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Oklahoma Commendation Medal, OKLSM (10 yr), Combat Infantryman Badge. | At the time of his induction, Lieutenant Colonel Longaker was the Executive Director of Nevada Rural Housing Authority, Carson City, Nevada.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Assistant Commandant | 4155th USARF School | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2009

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02477