Eugene Paul Powers
Colonel Eugene Paul Powers was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 16 June 1964. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company C 1/18th 1st Inf Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Bn Adv, 9th Inf Div Adv Det Vietnam; Asst RF-PF Adv 9th Inf Div Adv Det Vietnam; Admin Off, 1st Plt, 418th California Co; Platoon Leader, Co C, 327th MP BN; Plt Off, 308th California GP; Det Cdr, 308th California Gp; Asst S-3, 308th California Gp; S-2, 308th California Pg; Finance Off, 85th Div MTC; Ump/Con Opns, Indiana Tm 3, 85th Div MTC; Chief Ump/Con, California, PSYOP, MI Tm, 85th Div MTC; Hq Cmdt, 85th Div MTC; Asst Chief, Combat Spt Ex Div, 85th Div MTC; Bn Cdr, 1/337th, 3d Bde, 85th Div (Tng); ACofS G-3, Hq 85th Div (Tng); XO, 1st Bde 85th Div (Tng); Chief, Combat Arms Ex Div, 85th Div MTC; Bde Cdr, 1st Bde 85th Div (Tng); AD.C, Hq, 85th Div (Tng); and Assistant Division Commander, 85th Division (Training), Arlington Heights, Illinois. | Colonel Powers is a graduate of East Stroudsburg State University, Pennsylvania w/ a BS (Secondary Ed), University of Missouri w/ a Mississippi (Speech, Path 12 hrs 1967). His military schools attended include: The Infantry School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Civil Affair Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff College, Special Forces Operation Course, TRADOC Pre-Command Course, RC National Security Course. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ One Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/ One Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ Bronze Hourglass, Army Reserve Component Achievement medal w/ Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Arym Service Ribbon, Vietnam Cross of gallantry w/ Palm, Combat Infantryman Badge, Civil Action Honor Medal/ 1st Class.