Harvey D. Watson III

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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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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
1987
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_01208

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