Harvey D. Watson III

Harvey D. Watson III

Harvey D. Watson III

Colonel Harvey D. Watson III, was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 18-67 on 27 March 1967. His first duty assignment was as Ranger Instructor, Florida Ranger Gp, lst Ranger Company, USAIS, Fort  Benning, GA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Plt Ldr, CO, Co D, 3d Bn, 187th IN, 101st Abn Div, Vietnam; Co Cdr, Co D, 3 Bn, 187th IN, 101st Abn Div, Vietnam; Instr/OP Off, Cbt Op Div, USAES, Fort Belvoir, VA; CO, CSC, lst Bn, 23d IN, 2d IN Div, Cp Hovey, Korea; Bn S-1, lst Bn, 10th IN, 4th In Div, Fort Carson, CO; Bn S-3, lst Bn, 10th IN, 4th IN Div Fort Carsen, CO; BN XO, lst Bn, 12th IN, 4th IN Div, Fort Carson, CO; Bn Cdr, 2d Bn, 12th IN, 4th IN Div, Fort Carson, CO; Asst Prof, Psych, USMA, West Point, NY; Bn Cdr, lst Bn, 36th IN, 3d Armd Div, Friedberg, Germany; Gl, 3d Armd Div, Frankfurt, Germany; Senior Service College Fellow, SSI, USAWC, Carlisle Barracks, PA; President, U.S. Army Infantry Board, Fort Benning, GA. | Colonel Watson has graduated from Army War College; Command General Staff College; Infantry Officers Advanced Course; Airborne; Ranger Course; and Infantry School. | His Military awards include: Silver Star; Bronze Star Medal w/V Device and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Achievement Medal; Presidential Unit Citation Army w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Unit Citation; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal w/4 Campaign Stars; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Ribbon; Combat Infantryman Badge; Parachutist Badge; Ranger Tab; Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal; and Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1987

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01208