Francis P. Mcdermott
Colonel Francis Patrick McDermott was commissioned an Aviation Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 10 October 1952, class number 31. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company I, 155 Infantry Regiment, 31st Infantry Division, Camp Atterbury, Indiana. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader and Company Commander, Company L, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; I&R Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Army Aviator, Army General School, Fort Riley, Kansas and Army Intelligence Center, Fort Holabird, Maryland and 3d FWTT Aviation company, Germany; Company Commander, Company B, S Battalion, 6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Faculty and Operations Officer, U.S. Army Aviation School, Dept of Fixed Wing Training, Fort Rucker, Alabama; XO, MACV Flight Detachment, Vietnam; Faculty, Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Project Officer, USACDCAVN Agency Fort Rucker, Alabama; XO, 16th Aviation Group, Vietnam; Battalion Commander, 123d Aviation Battalion, Vietnam; Assistant Professor of Military Science, Military Science Department, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee; Professor of Military Science, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. | His awards and decorations include: Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Meal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit.