Francis H. Dillon


Francis H. Dillon

Colonel Francis H. Dillon, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 30 December 1943, class number 310. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company A, 3d Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Platoon Leader, Co XO, Co B, 194th Glider Inf, 17th Abn Div, Europe; Co Commander, Co G, 508th Parachute Inf, Europe; Advisor to Prcht Bn, 108th Res Abn Div, North Carolina Instructor Group; ROTC Instructor, Illinois ROTC Instructor Grp, Chicago; C.O. Region IV, 704th Counterintelligence Corps Det, Korea; Instructor Combined Arms, U.S. Army Intelligence School, Fort Holabird, Maryland; Foreign area Specialist program, Student Det, 2d Army, University of Pennsylvania; India Desk Officer, Asst Chief of Staff, Intelligence, HeadquartersDA, Washington, D.C.; Asst Chief of Staff, Intelligence, HeadquartersDA, India Dest Officer, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Order of Battle Br, Eastern Div, Asst Chief of Staff, Intelligence, HeadquartersDA; Advisor, Mil Advisory & Assistance Gp, Pakistan; Operations Officer and Deputy Commander, CO, U.S. Army Field Support Group, Washington D.C.; C.O., 525th Military Intelligence Group, Republic of Vietnam; Chief, Counterintelligence Div, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.; C.O., U.S. Army Field Activities Command; Asst Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Deputy Director for Intelligence Support; Washington, D.C. | Colonel Dillon's awards and decorations include: Republic of China Army Badge, Republic of Vietnam Distinguished Service Order, ROK Order of Military Merit; Meritorious Unit Citation w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Platoon Leader, Co XO, Co B, 194th Glider Inf, 17th Abn Div, Europe
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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