Johnnie B. Hitt
Colonel Johnnie B. Hitt was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 14 September 1967. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, Company A, 36th Infantry, 197th Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Section Leader, 181st Aviation Company, Fort Hood, Texas; Operations Officer, 181st Aviation Company, Fort Hood Texas; Platoon Leader, 71st Aviation Company, Republic of Vietnam; Operations Officer, 71st Aviation Company, Republic of Vietnam; Brigade Operations Officer, 3d Brigade, 3d Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany; Company Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 39th Infantry, Friedburg, Germany; Operations Officer, 12th Aviation Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Commander, 18th Aviation Company, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Tactics Instructor, U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Battalion Commander, 6th Aviation Battalion, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Operations Officer, U.S. Army Japan, Camp Zama, Japan; Operations Officer, European Command, Stuttgart, Germany; Brigade Commander, 11th Aviation Brigade, Illeshiem, Germany; Brigade Commander, 11th Aviation Brigade, Operation Desert Storm; and Brigade Commander, 5th Recruiting Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. | He served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Training, Fifth U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, prior to his retirement.