Edward Tompkins

Edward Tompkins

Edward Tompkins

Colonel Edward Thompkins was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 14 September 1956, Class Number 9. His first duty assignment was as Weapons Instructor, Rifle Committee, Weapons Dept, Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant G3 Training, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; Company Commander, C Company, 1st BG, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; Assistant G-2 Operations, 4th Armed Division, Goeppingen, Germany; Senior District Advisor, Republic Vietnam; Commanding Officer, Reception Station, U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Bragg, NC; Professor Military Science, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO; Deputy Mission Chief, U.S. Military Mission, Liberia, Africa; Deputy Chief of Staff, Civil/Military Operations, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Carson, CO; Deputy Chief of Staff for Facilities and Installations, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; Senior Army Advisor, 1st Maneuver Training Command, Readiness Region VIII, Aurora, CO. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge. | Military schools attended include: Infantry Career Course, Command and General Staff College.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1981

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01027