Faris T. Farwell


Faris T. Farwell

Colonel Faris T. Farwell was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 29 August 1946, class number 541. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Replacement Training Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignment include:  Platoon Leader/Co Exec, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, Kwangju, Korea; Staff Officer (Korea) and Platoon Leader, Headquarters XXIV Corps, 8th Infantry Regiment, Fort Ord, California; Unit Officer and Instructor, 8th Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division; Staff Officer and Company Commander, Replacement Training Center, Antilles Command, Camp Tortugerio, Puerto Rico; Advisor, 105th Infantry Regiment, 205th TK Battalion and Combat Command, 27th Division, Regular Army Advisory Group, New York National Guard, Troy, New York; Dammam Training Detachment, MAAG, Advisor Military Assistance Advisory Group/ Commander, Saudi Arabia; Intelligence Officer, Headquarters CDEC and Expert Team Project Officer, Combat Development Experimentation Center/Installation, Fort Ord, California; Headquarters Company Commander and Battle Group S-2, 24th Infantry Division, 1st Battle Group, 19th Infantry Division, Augsburg, Germany; G-3, Air and Plans and Operation Office, Headquarters 24th Division , Augsburg, Germany; Battalion Executive Officer and Commander, 24th Mech Division, 2d Mech Battalion, 34th Infantry, Augsburg, Germany;   Chief, Operation Branch, Plans and Operations Division, DCSLOG, Headquarters 5th U.S. Army; Chief, Plans Division, Military Assistant Program Director, Headquarters US Military Advisory Command, MACV Joint, Vietnam; Program Coordinator and Chief. Management Operation Division, Headquarters, USA Combat Development Command, Fort Belvoir; Senior Advisory and Regiment Advisory Team #51, 33rd ARepublic of Vietnam, Vietnam; Deputy Comptroller, Headquarters USA Combat Developments Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Installation Comptroller, Headquarters, USA Training Center, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Special Assistant to Comptroller, Headquarters Development  and Readiness Command, DARCOM, Alexandria,  Virginia. | His awards and decoration include: Republic of Vietnamese Commendation Medal, Vietnam Staff Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross (Silver Star), Vietnam Service Medal (5 Campstars), National Defense Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (V Device and 12 Awards), Bronze Star (V Device and 4 Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Infantryman Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Riley, Kansas
Key Assignment
Platoon Leader/Co Exec, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, Kwangju, Korea
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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