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.