John C. Bard
Brigadier General (later Major General) John C. Bard enlisted in the Army in 1946 and was commissioned out of Officer Candidate School in the Signal Corps in 1947. He separated from the service in 1949. He attended Wayne State University in Olivet College in Michigan; then entered the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1950. He was commissioned in the Infantry in 1954. | His troop duty has been with the 470th Signal Heavy Construction Company on Addak Island in 1948, with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky from 1956 to 1959. Then, with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1966 and with the 101st Airborne Division (Airborne) in Vietnam during 1970 and 1971. | Other duty assignments include: Instructor, Thermodegnamics and Fluid Mechanics, West Point, 1961 to 1964; Staff Officer, Army Secretariat, 1967 and 1968; State Department, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, 1968 and 1969; J-3 (Operations Directorate, Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) 1971; Specific Desk Officer, National Military Command Center; Chief, WWMCCS (Worldwide Military Command and Control Systems) Council Support Office Project Officer, National Military Command System Plans and Requirements Branch; Chief, WWMCCS Plans Branch; Commanding Officer, 3d Brigade, 2d Armor Division, Fort Hood, Texas. | General Bard obtained graduate degrees from Oxford University in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics and from the University of Michigan in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. His military education and training Includes: the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the United States Army National War College.