Frank L. Harman III
Colonel Frank L. Harman III entered the Army in 1978 and served 16 months on active duty as an enlisted Soldier with a tour in the Panama Canal Zone. He was commissioned a United States Army Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 7 September 1979. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, A Company, Infantry Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Weapons Platoon Leader, A Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Infantry, Fort Riley, Kansas; Company Executive Officer, A Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Infantry, Fort Riley, Kansas; Company Commander, A Company, 1st Battalion, 2d Infantry, Fort Riley, Kansas; Commander, B Company, 5th Battalion, 16th Infantry, Fort Riley, Kansas; Commander, Joplin Recruiting Company, Kansas City Recruiting Battalion, U.S. Army Recruiting Command; Adjutant to Commander of Camp Ames, Korea; Instructor/Training Developer and Doctrine Writer, S3 Operations Officer, 11th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander, Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Deputy Brigade Operations Officer, 177th Armor Brigade, Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Squadron Executive Officer, 2d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, National Training Center’s Mechanized “Opposing Force”, Fort Irwin, California; Commander 1st Infantry Battalion, 2d Regional Training Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington; Commander, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Operations Officer, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Chief of Training, U.S. Army Forces, Yongsan, Korea; Assistant Chief of Staff G3, U.S. Army Forces, Yongsan, Korea; Commander Infantry Training Support Brigade-29th Infantry Regiment, Deputy Assistant Commandant; Director of Capability Development U.S. Army Infantry School. | Colonel Harman's military education and training includes: the United States Army Command and General Staff College, a Master of Public Administration from the Bloch School of Business/Cookingham Center for Public Administration, University of Missouri, Kansas City and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education and Coaching with a minor in History from Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, where he played varsity footbll, intramural basketball and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. | Colonel Harman retired in October of 2006 with more than 28 ½ years of service to the United States Army. His most significant accomplishments and honors include: Troop Command (four Companies, two Battalions, and a Brigade) as well as Colonel level service in Korea as G3 Eighth U.S. Army where he (1) organized and led the NEO Joint Task Force in eight separate theater wide exercises; (2) negotiated the allied training portion of the joint ROK-U.S. land partnership plan; and (3) managed the USFK and Eighth Army training and exercise program. | After retirement Colonel Harman initially worked as a Senior Project Manager with the defense contractor with Science Applications International Corporation. He then was President and Executive Consultant with Harman Group LLC, a consulting firm which specializes in research & analysis, site representation, marketing and project management for defense industry and government clients. He continued to support Soldiers and Veterans as the Past President of the Fort Benning Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Board member of the United States Army Officer Candidate Schools Alumni Association. | Colonel Harman's military awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Army Service Ribbon. | His civilian honors include: 2004 Member of the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame, 2008 Distinguished Member of the 29th Regiment and recipient of the 2018 Robert B. Nett Award, which recognizes him for his service to the Officer Candidate School and its Graduates.