John R. Meese
Colonel John Robert Meese was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 6 March 1954, Class Number 3. His first duty assignment was as Instructor in MOI, Cml C School, Fort McClellan, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company B, 8th Infantry Battalion (ATFA) 30th Infantry, 2d Division, Fort Benning, GA; Executive Officer, Company A, Instr Div NCO Academy, 8th Infantry Battalion (ATFA) 30th Infantry, 2d Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief, Plans Division, USA Transportation Term Comd, Japan; Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USA TransTerm Command, Japan and Yokahoma; Assistant Battle Group, S3 and CO Company A, 501st Airborne Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Assistant G2 and G2 Air, Division Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell; Battle Group S3 and S2, 1st Brigade, 31 Infantry, 7th Division, Korea; Commanding Officer, Combat Support Company and HHC, 1st Brigade, 31st Infantry, 7th Division, Korea; Executive Officer, B Det, 7th SF Company, 1st Special Forces, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commanding Officer, A Det, 7th SF Company, 1st Special Forces, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commanding Officer, Headquarters Company, 7th SF Company, 1st Special Forces, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, Plans Branch, G3, Headquarters JFK Center Sp Warfare (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; PMS, Jr ROTC, U.S. Army Instructor Gp, 6U.S. Army, San Francisco, California; Operations Officer, Doctrine Branch, G3 Headquarters USARV, USARPAC (Republic of Vietnam); S2 and S3 of Brigade, HHC 173d Airborne Brigade; Counterinsurgency Advisor, USA Elm US Mil Gp, Venezuelan Armed Forces; Province Senior Advisor, CORDS IV Corps & MR 4 USMACV, Choung Thieu; Chief, Tm #3, Region VIII, USARPAC Republic of Vietnam 4 Party Joint Mil Comm; Northeast Asia Plans Off, DCSOPS, Headquarters USARPAC, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Chief, Unit Training Division, Headquarters Sixth U.S. Army, Presidio of San Francisco, CA; Deputy Chief of Staff, Training, Headquarters Sixth U.S. Army, Presidio of San Francisco, California. | Military schools attended include: IOCC #1 and Ranger Class #9, Fort Benning, Georgia; Senior Prov Advance Course, Fort Meyer, Virginia; United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. | His awards and decorations include: Vietnam Service Medal-6; Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal w/ V; Meritorious Service Medal; ARCOM-1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal 5; Air Medal with V; Legion of Merit; Master Parachutist; RGRT; CIB; Foreign Awards Republic of Vietnam.