Herbert B. Winkeller
Colonel Herbert B. Winkeller was commissioned 16 November 1944 from Officer Candidate Class 359, USAIS. | During Colonel Winkeller’s military career, he has served with the 10th Mountain Division, 2nd Infantry Division, 3rd Infantry Division, 7th Infantry Division, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division, and the 24th Infantry Division (Mech). While serving with the units indicated, Colonel Winkeller’s military assignments included command assignments as squad leader through battalion commander. His combat duty was served in Italy during World War II and in Vietnam with the 2nd Battalion, 505th Airborne, 82nd Airborne Division. | Colonel Winkeller’s major military assignments over the past ten (10) years include:1st Cavalry Division Regional (Japan), Commandant Schools Center; Advisor to Commanding General, Thai Infantry/ Airborne and Ranger School; Airborne Developments Officer, Headquarters, USCONARC; Chief, Combat Developments Section, DCSOPS, Headquarters USAREUR; Chief, Tactical Division, Staff and Faculty, U.S. Army School and Center; and Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 505th Airborne Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. | Colonel Winkeller's foreign assignments were served in the areas of Italy, Korea, Alaska, Japan, Thailand, Germany, Vietnam, and Panama. | Colonel Winkeller’s formal military schooling includes Infantry Officer Candidate School, Career Course, Command General Staff College, Mountain Winter Weather, Airborne, and Pathfinder Schools. His civilian education includes: Cornell University for two years and the university of Nebraska, Omaha Branch, where he received a Bachelor of Education in 1963. | During the course of his military career, Colonel Winkeller has been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge 2d Award, Master Parachutist’s Badge, Bronze Star with V Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and various other service ribbons commensurate with his military background.