Colonel Fredric Speier was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class Number 1 on 11 September 1948. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Reservist, Counterintelligence Corps Reserve, Presidio of San Francisco; Special Agent (active duty), 703d Counterintelligence Corps Detachment, Fort Holabird, Maryland-on board troop transports-Tule, Greenland-Chicago, Illinois; Reservist, Counterintelligence Corps Reserve, Presidio of San Francisco; Reservist, Judge Advocate General Reserve, Presidio of San Francisco; Commanding Officer, 74th Judge Advocate General Detachment, Presidio of San Francisco. | Colonel Fredric Speier is a graduate of ASTP Norwegian Area and Language Course, University of Minnesota (1944) Intelligence School, Camp Ritchie, Maryland (1945), Associate Basic Infantry Officers' Course No. 1, Fort Benning, Georgia (1948), Counterintelligence Officers' Training Course, Fort Holabird, Maryland (1950), Command and General Staff School (JAGC Course) (1972). | His military awards include: Meritorious Service Medal.