John R. Milam
First lieutenant John R. Milam was commissioned as Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 20-69, 20 June 1969. His first duty assignment was as Executive Officer, Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Mobile Advisory Team Leader 38, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Pleiku Province, Republic of Vietnam; Assistant Mobile Advisory Team Leader 38, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Pleiku Province, Republic of Vietnam | First Lieutenant Milam's military education includes: Defense Language Institute (Vietnamese Language), John F. Kennedy School for Special Warfare; Airborne Training School. | First Lieutenant Milam earned his Ph.D. in Military History at the University of Houston in 2004. Dr. He is the author of Not a Gentleman’s War: An Inside View of Junior Officers in the Vietnam War. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Milam was assigned to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and taught “The History of U.S. Foreign Policy” to Vietnamese students in the spring of 2012. Upon completion of his service in Vietnam, Dr. Milam spent nearly 25 years in the Oil & Gas industry and eventually attained the position of Senior Vice President. He has held a position on the Content Advisory Committee writing the history of the Vietnam War for the new Education Center at the Wall in Washington D.C. He has also served on the David Westphall Veterans Foundation, which collaborates in the operation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in Angel Fire, New Mexico. Dr. Milam is an Associate Professor, Military History, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas where he has taught for nine years.