John W. Baker

BAKER,JOHN

John W. Baker

Colonel John Willard Baker was commissioned a Coast Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class Number 6, 26 June 1947. His first duty assignment was as Student Officer, Anti-Aircraft and Guided Missile Branch, The Artillery School, Fort Bliss, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Pipeline Engineer, 40th Engineer Pipeline Company, Guam; Battery Officer, 15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas; Battery  Officer, 15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battery Officer, Battery Commander, 15th Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Assistant S-3, 197th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Group, 15th Artillery Group, Fort Banks, Massachusetts; Counter-Intelligence Officer, 108th Counter-Intelligence Corps Group, Boston, Massachusetts;  Counter-Intelligence Officer, 502nd Military Intelligence Detachment, 2nd Armored Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Assistant G-2, 2nd Armored Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Battery Commander, 78th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas;  Intelligence Organization and Doctrine Research Officer, Army Intelligence Board, Fort Holabird, Maryland; G-2 Adviser, Republic of Vietnam, 7th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Author/Instructor, Department of Division Operations, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Executive Officer, United States Army Advisory Group, Bangkok, Thailand; Chief, Peoples Self Defense Forces Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Saigon, Vietnam; Director of Intelligence, Headquarters, United States Army, Ryukyu Islands, United States Army Base Command, Okinawa; Deputy Chief of Staff Intelligence, United States Commander Berlin, West Berlin; Special Assistant to Commander, United States Army, Intelligence Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland; and Program Manager, Maryland Pharmacy Assistance Program, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Baltimore, Maryland. | Colonel Baker's military schools attended include: Army Officer Candidate Course; The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; The Associate Basic Course, The Artillery School; The Advanced Course, The Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Investigator Course, The Army Intelligence School; The Associate Course, and The United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, St. Benedict’s College and Master of Science, Public Administration, George Washington University. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; National Defense Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal;  Joint Service Commendation Medal; and Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster.

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Graduated From
Fort Riley
Key Assignment
Pipeline Engineer, 40th Engineer Pipeline Company, Guam
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Graduation Year
1947
Year Inducted
1991
Branch Of Service
Coast Artillery
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_01356

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