Eugene C. Mccarley

MCCARLEY,EUGENE
Eugene C. Mccarley

Eugene C. Mccarley

Lieutenant Colonel Eugene C. McCarley was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-62, 13 August 1962, at Fort Benning, Georgia. His first duty assignment was as the Executive Officer, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha-27, C Company (-), 16th Special Forces Group (Airborne), North Carolina Army National Guard, Wilmington, North Carolina. | His subsequent assignments include: Executive Officer, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha-27, B Company (-), 16th Special Forces Group (Airborne), North Carolina Army National Guard, Wilmington, North Carolina; Student Infantry Officers Basic Course, Fort Benning, Georgia, S-4, Executive Officer, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha-27, B Company (-), 16th Special Forces Group (Airborne), North Carolina Army National Guard, Wilmington, North Carolina, Student, Special Forces Officer Course, United States Army Special Warfare School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; S-4 C Company, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Team Leader, Reconnaissance Team, S-4, Commander, B Company Exploitation (Hatchet) Force, Commander; Exploitations Battalion Command and Control Detachment, Forward Operational Base Two, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Republic of Vietnam (This was an all-volunteer Special Mission Unit that performed highly classified, covert, exploitation operations deep in enemy held territory. This unit was under the operational control of the United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group); Officer Student, Infantry Officer Advanced Course 4-69, Platoon Advisor, Infantry Officers Basic Course, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; S-4, Commander, B Company, Exploitation (Hatchet) Force, S-3, Special Operations Augmentation (Command and Control, Central), 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Republic of Vietnam; Chief Reconnaissance Branch, Chief, Field Training Branch, Special Forces School, United States Army Institute for Military Assistance, re-designated United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; S-1, S-3, 1st Battalion, 120th Infantry (Mechanized), 30th Infantry Brigade, Wilmington, North Carolina; Student, United States Army Command and General Staff Officers Course, Wilmington, North Carolina and Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Army Reserve Special Forces Officer Recruiter, Special Forces School, United States Army Institute for Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Deputy Division Chief, Field Training Divisions, Special Forces School, Camp Mackall, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Course Director, Special Forces Strategic Reconnaissance Course, Special Forces Training Battalion, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, Reserve Contingency War Plans Divisions, S-3, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Devens, Massachusetts. | Lieutenant Colonel McCarley's awards and decorations include: the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal w/ V and w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Civic Action Medal, Vietnam Jump Wings. | Lieutenant Colonel McCarley retired in Wilmington North Carolina after thirty years of combined Active, National Guard, and Army Reserve duty and worked as a Veterans Service Officer with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Chief | Reserve Contingency War Plans Divisions, S-3 | 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) | Fort Devens, Massachusetts

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    2009

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02480