Hugh L. Mills
Colonel Hugh L. Mills was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Class 1-68. His first duty assignment was as a Training Officer; Troop A, 5th Reconnaissance Squadron, Fort Knox, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty stations include: Scout Platoon Commander, D Troop Air, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam; Commanding Officer, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Germany; Recruiting Officer, 4th Recruiting District, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Platoon Commander, Aero Weapons D Troop 17th Cavalry, 10st Airborne Division, Vietnam; Platoon Commander Aero Scouts C Troop, 16th Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade, Vietnam; Aero Weapons Platoon Commander D Troop 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commanding Officer C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Executive Officer B Company, 8th Aviation Battalion (Attack Helicopter), Mainz, Germany; S-3, 8th Aviation Battalion, Germany; Commanding Officer C Company, 8th Aviation Battalion (Attack Helicopter); Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Combined Armed Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Department of the Army Representative to the Federal Aviation Administration. | His military education includes: Armor OCS, Rotary Wing and Fixed Wing Flight Schools; Armor Officer Advanced Course; Air Cavalry/Attack Helicopter Commander’s Course; Command and General Staff College; FAA National Academy. | His awards and decorations include: the Silver Star (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star (with “V” & 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Purple Heart (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal (Numeral 68, 6 with “V” device), Army Commendation (2 “V” device and 7 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star and Palm, Republic of Vietnam Civic Action Honor Medal and the Master Army Aviator badge.| Following retirement he served as the Undersheriff (Colonel), Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas City, Missouri.