Fletcher W. Boles
Colonel Fletcher W. Boles was commission and Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 12 May 1942, class number 11. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Commander, Company M, 323d Infantry, 81st Division, Fort Rucker, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, Company M, 323d Infantry, 81st Division, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Arizona, California, and the Pacific Theater; Headquarters Commanding Officer, S-2 and Border Operations Officer, Headquarters 6th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Europe; USA Advisor Group (ARNGUS), 173d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Tennessee; Intelligence Officer and Section Chief, Collection Division, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff (OACofS), DA, Washington, D.C.; Squadron Commanding Officer, 3d RED.C.ON Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry, Europe; Chief, Requirements Section, Plans and Requirements Branch, Chief, Soviet-Bloc Section, Geographic Branch, and Chief, Geographic Branch, Collection Division, OACofS, Intelligence, DA, Washington, D.C.; Chief, World-Wide Division, Director, Foreign Intelligence, OACofS, Intelligence, DA, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Training Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, and Deputy Chief of Staff, Reserve Forces, Headquarters, First U.S. Army, Fort Meade, Maryland. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, and the Legion of Merit.