Edward D. Baxley
Colonel Edward D. Baxley was commissioned Infantry upon his graduation from OCS Class Number 4, 20 September 1962. His first assignment upon commissioning was as Fixed Wing Aviator, DIVARTY, 24th Infantry Division (Mech), Munich, Germany. | His subsequent assignments include: Armed Helicopter Section Leader and Battalion S1, 25th Aviation Battalion, CU Chi, Republic of Vietnam; Instructor Pilot, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Rotary Wing Aviator, Operations Officer, Executive Officer and Commander, 51st Aviation Company, McEntire Air National Guard Base, South Carolina National Guard; Deputy State Aviation Officer, McEntire Air National Guard Base, South Carolina; State Aviation Officer, McEntire Air National Guard Base, South Carolina National Guard; and Director, Plans, Operations and Training, South Carolina Army National Guard, Columbia, South Carolina; Chief of Staff, South Carolina Army National Guard. | Colonel Baxley is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Officer Fixed Wing Aviator Course and Command and General Staff College. | His military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, Air Medal w/7 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal w/7 Oak Leaf Cluster, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Master Army Aviation Badge.