John E. Henderson, Jr.
Brigadier General John E. Henderson Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 1 October 1953, class number 20. His first duty assignment was as Tng Officer, USA Tng Center, 20th Regiment, 6th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Asst Headquarters Comd, 7th Regiment, 3d Inf Div, Stu Off (PAO), 2154 ARSU; Control Group, RCPAC; Motor Off, 80th Inf Div; Plt Ldr, Co A, 5th Bn, 8830th MPRTC; XO, Co A, 5th Bn, 8830th MPRTC; Adm Off, HHD, 8830th MPRTC; Asst S3, HHC, 5th Bn, 8830th MPRTC; CO, Co A, 5th Bn, 8830th MPRTC; S2, HHC, 318th Regiment; S2/3, HHD, 3d Bde 80th Div (Tng); Asst G1, 80th Div (Tng); G1, 80th Div (Tng); XO, 3d Bde, 80th Div (Tng); CO, 3d Bde, 80th Div (Tng); Asst XO, 80th Div MTC; Dir, Umpire School, 80th MTC; Chief of Staff, 80th Div (Tng); CO, 1st Bde 80 Div (Tng); Special Asst. to Deputy Asst. Sec. of Defense (MOBDES), Pentagon, Wash., D.C.; AD.C. (S), 80th Div (Tng). Military schools attended include: Officer Candidate School, Military Police Officer Career Course, Command and General Staff College, Army War College, Senior Reserve Components Officers Course. | His awards and decorations include: Korea Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/10 Yr. Device, Army Reserve Components Achievement, Army Commendation Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.