George F. Close, Jr.

George F. Close, Jr.

George F. Close, Jr.

Major General George F. Close, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 8-67, 27 March 1967. His first duty assignment was as Instructor, Mountain Ranger Camp, Ranger Course, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent assignments include: Platoon Commander, 2d Platoon, 121st Aviation Company (Airmobile Light), 13th Aviation Battalion, 164th Aviation Group (Combat), United States Army, Vietnam; Assistant Operations Officer, 13th Aviation Battalion, 164th Aviation Group (Combat), United States Army, Vietnam; Operations Officer, 121st Aviation Company (Airmobile Light), 13th Aviation Battalion, 164th Aviation Group (Combat), United States Army, Vietnam; Rotary Wing Instructor, United States Army Primary Helicopter Center and School, Fort Wolters, Texas; Flight Commander, United States Army Primary Helicopter Center and School, Fort Wolters, Texas; Personnel Management Officer, Management Inspection Team, 197th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander, Headquarters and headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army Europe, Germany; Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army Europe, Germany; Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army Europe, Germany; Personnel Management Officer, Majors Division, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, United States Army Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, Virginia; Executive Officer, 3d Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; S-3 (Operations), 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Deputy G-3 (Operations), 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Executive Officer, 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Commander, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, later 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Personnel Staff Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, United States Army, Washington, D.C.; Aide-de-Camp to the Secretary of the Army, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 1st Brigade, 6th Brigade, 6th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Richardson, Alaska; Chief, Operational Requirements Division, J-7, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.; Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York; Director of Opearions, J-3, United States Southern Command, Quarry Heights, Panama; Director, Joint Staff, J-7, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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  • Rank

    Major General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Director | Joint Staff, J-7 | The Pentagon | Washington, D.C.

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    2000

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02003