George W. Porter
Colonel George W. Porter was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 4 May 1952, Class Number 12B. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company M, 13th Infantry, 8th Division, Fort Jackson, SC. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, Company I, 180th Infantry, 45th Division, Korea; Company Commander, Headquarters Company, 3-86 Infantry, 10th Division, Fort Riley, KS; Headquarters Comdt, Headquarters 10th Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany; Assistant S3, Headquarters 51st Infantry Division (NG), Tampa, Florida; S2, Headquarters 3-116th FA Battalion, Tampa, Florida; Assistant S3, Headquarters 163d FA Group, Tampa, Florida; S1, Headquarters 3-116th FA Battalion, Sarasota, Florida; Assistant S3, Headquarters 53d Infantry Brigade, Tampa, Florida; S3, Headquarters 53d Infantry Brigade, Tampa, Florida; Executive Officer, Headquarters 53d Infantry Brigade, Tampa, Florida; DBC, Headquarters 53d Infantry Bde, Tampa, Florida. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal w/V Device and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal , Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/Hourglass, Florida Distinguished Service Medal, Florida Commendation Medal. | Military schools attended include: Officer CBR Course, Officers Instructor Course, Basic FA Officers Course, Advanced FA Officers Career Course, Command and General Staff College, Industrial College of Armed Forces, Amphibious Landing Force Planning, Civil Disturbance Orientation Course (SEADOC), Pre-Command Course, Airmobile Training Course.