John D. Nelson
Colonel John D. Nelson was commissioned a Chemical Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 10 July 1970. His first duty assignment was as a Biochemist, Biomedical Laboratory, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Division Chemical Officer, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; DIVARTY Chemical Officer, 101st Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters, 1st Ordinance Battalion, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Chemical/Airborne Test Officer, Cold Regions Test Center, Fort Greely, Alaska; Chief, Studies Br Cbt Dev, United States Chemical School, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Headquarters Department of the Army Staff Officer, OD.CSRDA Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Division Chemical Officer, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Depot Commander, Hawthorne Army Ammo Plant, Hawthorne, Nevada; Director of Cbt Dev, United States Chemical School, Fort McClelland, Alabama; Director of Training and Doct Dev, United States Chemical School, Fort McClellan, Alabama. | Colonel Nelson was serving as the United States Project Manager for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Defense Systems, Chemical and Biological Defense Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, at the time of his inducdtion.