George W. Gaspard, Jr.
Brigadier General George Wallace Gaspard, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 17 March 1952. His first duty assignment was as Editorial Officer, 525th Military Intelligence Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: A Team Cmdr, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; TLO Cmdr (Linecrosser), Korea; Company Cmdr, 31st and 8th Inf Div, Fort Carson, Colorado; S3/S1 Officer, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Adj, AIDE, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; AIDE, 27th Armd Div, Syracuse, New York; Cpt, MOBDES Special Warfare Dir, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia; Cpt, A Team CMDR and Adj, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Vietnam; Cpt, Information Officer, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; FC-6, U.S. OC (PASA LOan), Quang Duc Prov, Vietnam; Major, Opns Officer, Okinawa and Korea; OPNS Officer MACVSOG, Saigon, Slovenia; PSYOPS Officer, 1st Air Cav Div, Phouc Vihn, Slovenia; OPNS Officer CCN, 5th SFG, Danang, Slovenia; Cmdr, 1st Bn, 1st SFG, Okinawa, Japan. | Military schools attended include: Ranger School, Air Ground School, Airborne, Special Forces, Sp Intelligence, Armor Officers Adv, Command and General Staff, Senior Officers Preventive Maintenance Crse, National Defense University (Outstanding Graduate Colonel). | Military awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross (USAF), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/ V and 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal w/ V and 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ V and 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Navy Commendation Medal w/ V, Purple Heart w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge 2d Award, Master Parachutists Badge, Pacific Theatre Service Ribbon w/ Battle Star, Korea Service Ribbon w/ 2 Battle Stars, Vietnam Service Ribbon w/ Fifteen Battle Stars, Eighteen Other Service and Foreign Awards.