Gerald L. Schumacher
Colonel Gerald L. Schumacher was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 36-67, 22 June 1967. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 36th Mechanized Infantry, 1st Brigade, 3rd Armor Division, Kirchgoens, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 36th Mechanized Infantry, 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Division, Kirchgoens, Germany; Mobile Advisory Team Leader, Team 52, Advisory Team 46, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam; District Senior Advisor, Advisory Team 46, Dien Khanh District, II Corps, Vietnam; Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, Fort Ord, California; Training Officer, Recruiting Management Division, Headquarters U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Commander, Service Company, 12th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Arlington Heights, Illinois; Commander, 3rd Battalion, 12th Special Forces Group, (Airborne). Hamilton Field, California; Division Operations Officer G3, 91st Division Exercise, Fort Baker, California; Commander, 5th Brigade, 85th Division Exercise, Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Chief of Staff, 85th Division Exercise, Arlington Heights, Illinois; Team Chief, RC Observer Controller Team, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. | His military education and training includes: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Regional and Popular Forces Advisors Course, Basic Airborne Course, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Defense Race Relations Institute, RC Special Forces Qualification Course, Canadian Forces Parachute School, Jumpmaster Course, Command and General Staff College. He is a graduate of the University of Miami. He is an author and photographer. His published books include To Be a U.S. Army Green Beret and A Bloody Business - American War Zone Contractors and the Occupation of Iraq.