Edward N. Strong
Colonel Edward M. Strong was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 18 December 1959. His first duty assignment was as Assistant Adjutant, HHC, 2d Battalion, 504th Airborne Infantry Battle Group, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, Company C, 2d Battalion, 504th ABG; Staff Officer, 8th Infantry Division; Adjutant General, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division; Secretary to General Staff, Third Regional Assistance Command; Adjutant General, Fort McClellan, AL; Director, Personnel Services, 1st Personnel; Adjutant General, VII US Corps; Adjutant General, U.S. Army Forces Command. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Expert Infantryman Badge; Senior Parachutist Badge; Good Conduct Medal; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. | Military schools attended include: Airborne, Ranger, AG Advanced Course, CGSC, Army War College.