Jack F. Belford
Colonel Jack F. Belford was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 28 August 1943, class number 290. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Camp Fannin, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Co A, 37th Inf Regiment, Camp Phillips, Kansas; Company Commander, Co A, 63rd Inf, 6th Div REC, Phil and Korea; Assistant G-3, Headquarters MARBO, Guam, Island; Company Commander, Co M, 503rd Abn Inf Regiment, 11th Abn Div, Fort Campbell; Assistant Regimental S-3, HHC, 503rd Abn Inf Regiment, 11th Abn Div, Fort Campbell; Bn S-3, Headquarters Co, 1st Bn, 187th Rect, AFFE, Korea and Japan; RCT S-3, HHC, 187th RCT-AFFE-Korea and Japan; Bn Commander, Headquarters Co, 1st Bn, 187th RCT, Fort Bragg; Group S-3, HHC, 187th Abn Battle Group, Fort Campbell; Commo and Airborne Test Officer, USA ABN & ELCE BOARD, Fort Bragg; Senior Member Joint Observer Team UNorth Carolina Armistice, USA Element Headquarters UNorth Carolina, Korea; Inf Branch Personnel Management Officer, Chief Requirement Branch OPO, Officer of Personnel Operations - Pentagon Washington, D.C.; Distribution Div Personnel Staff Officer, Dep Chief Staff for Personnel, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Bde XO, HHC, 1st Bde, 8th Inf Div, USAREUR; Bn Commander, Headquarters Co, 2nd Bn, 509th Inf, 1st Bde, 8th Inf Div, USAREUR; AC of S G-1, Deputy Chief of Staff, HHC V Corps, USAREUR; Commander, Committee Group, USA Training Center, Fort Bragg; AC of S G-1, HHC, I Corps, Korea; Post Commander, HHC USA Garrison, Yongsan, Korea; Post Commander, HHC XVIII Abn Corps and Fort Bragg. | His awards and decorations include: Master Prcht, Glider, LM-3, MSM-1, ACM-3.