Harry V. Daniels, Jr.

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Harry V. Daniels, Jr.

Harry V. Daniels, Jr.

Colonel Harry Daniels was born and raised on the island of Maui, in Hawaii, and graduated from Saint Anthony High School in Wailuku. After attending the University of Hawaii where he also played football, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Following Basic Combat Training, he was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia and commissioned a Second Lieutenant he commanded various Infantry platoons and companies at Fort Carson, Colorado and Munich, Germany. Following a branch transfer to the Military Police Corps, he was assigned to Berlin, Germany. There he served as an Operations Officer with responsibilities for U.S. operations on the East-West Autobahn to Berlin, and all border activity.  Check Point Charlie, after the East German closure of most crossing points between East and West Berlin, was established and supervised by then Lieutenant Daniels. | An assignment as an instructor with the Department of Combined Arms, U.S. Army Military Police School, Fort Gordon, Georgia followed graduation from the Officer Career Course. In addition to classroom instruction, Colonel Daniels was intimately involved in concept studies for future employment of military resources and served as Tactical Officer for officer basic classes. He was selected Instructor of the Year for both years of that assignment. | In Korea, he commanded the 2d Military Police Company located on the Hahn River just south of the DMZ. During that assignment he led his company in numerous operations against infiltrators. | From 1966 to 1968 he served as Provost Marshal, Fort Shafter Area, Hawaii, with the distinction of being the first Hawaii-born officer to occupy that position.  In Viet Nam he served as an advisor to a Vietnamese Army special unit.  An assignment to Headquarters CONARC, Fort Monroe, Virginia followed his tour of duty in Viet Nam. While at CONARC he held positions of increasing scope and responsibilities in War Plans, Civil Disturbance Operations, Plans, Programs and Training, and as Chief, Criminal Investigations. He later served as a Liaison Officer to Headquarters CONARC from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) and organized and commanded the USACIDC Field Office at Fort Eustis, Virginia. An assignment to the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, followed graduation from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. While assigned to TECOM he was the Director of Security for the headquarters and its eight subordinate installations located in CONUS. | Among his military qualifications are: Ranger, Parachutist, Law Enforcement, Commander, Public Affairs, Education/Instructor, Military Advisor and Research and Development. | Colonel Daniels holds a BGE from the University of Nebraska and MS from John Hopkins University with graduate work at the College of William and Mary and George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. | He is Commander, 42d Military Police Group at the time of his induction. This command is unique as it is the only one in DOD.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Commander | 42d Military Police Group

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    1981

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00965