Ilmars H. Dambergs


Ilmars H. Dambergs

Lieutenant Colonel Ilmars H. Dambergs was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School class 5-56 on 29 May 1956. His first duty assignment was a Platoon Leader, Company C, 12th Armored Infantry Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, USAREUR, Worms, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments were: Electronics Officer, 10th Ordnance Battalion, Pirmasens, Germany; Ordnance Ammunition/Storage Officer, 82nd Ordnance Battalion Dahn, Germany; Platoon Leader/Executive Officer, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry; Communications Platoon Leader/Battle Group Communications Officer; Commanding Officer, Company D, 2nd Battle Group, 39th Infantry, all with 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA; Infantry Officer Career Course, U.S. Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; Completion of Ranger and Airborne Courses, Fort Benning, Georgia; Student, Military Assistance and Training Advisor Dourse, U.S. Army Special Warfare School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Senior Advisor, 22nd Ranger Battalion, II Corps, Pleiku, South Vietnam; Ranger Training Advisor, Duc My Ranger Training Center, South Vietnam; Student, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Assistant Secretary General Staff, HQ Third United States Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Assistant G1, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Bien Hoa and Camp Eagle, South Vietnam; Executive Officer, 187 Airborne Infantry; Assistant Secretary General Staff, XXIV Corps, Phu Bai, South Vietnam; Chief, Tactics Committee, 3rd Advanced Infantry Training Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Chief, Individual Training Branch; Infantry Staff Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, U.S. Army Europe; Chief, Operations Section, U.S. Army Europe REFORGER Coordination Group, Heidelberg, Germany; Chief, Concepts and Studies Division, U.S. Army Institute of Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Operations Research Analyst, Deputy Study Director, Total Army Annual Studies, Combat Arms Functional Area Specialist and Analysts, all with US Army Concepts Analysis Agency, Bethesda, Maryland. | His military education consists of: Seventh U.S. Army Weapons Assembly Course, Communications Officer Course, Infantry Officer Career Course, Military Assistance and Training Advisor Course, Associate Command and General Staff Course, National Security Management Advisor Course. | His military awards include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal w/ V Device and 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with V Device w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachute Badge, Meritorious Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/ Silver Star, Republic of Latvia Three Star Order, Vietnamese Ranger Badge, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Unit Citation.

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Graduated From
Officer Candidate School Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Electronics Officer, 10th Ordnance Battalion, Pirmasens, Germany
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Graduation Year
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service
Lieutenant Colonel

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