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.