Johnnie W. Britton, Jr.
Colonel Johnnie William Britton, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 20 December 1960, Class Number OC 1-61. His first duty assignment was as Weapons Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 1/58 ARB, 1st Infantry Brigade, TSB, Fort Benning, GA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Aide-de-Camp, Chief ARMISH/MAAG, Iran; Platoon Leader, Company Commander, and Operations Officer, 1/502d Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY; Assistant Air Intelligence Officer (G2 Air), 9th Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS and Vietnam; Cavalry Troop Commander, 3rd SQN, 5th Cavalry, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam; G-3 Air Operations Officer and Army Liaison Officer, Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON), U.S. Navy, Little Creek, VA; Battalion/Brigade Advisor, Vietnamese Airborne Division, MACV, Vietnam; Instructor, U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, NC; Staff Officer, Strategy and Plans Directorate, Office Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C; Assistant Director, Personnel Administration Services, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Personnel Policy), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics, Pentagon, Washington, D.C; Battalion Commander, 5th Student Battalion (OCS), The School Brigade, United States Army Infantry School, (USAIS), Fort Benning, GA; Chief Leadership Division, Command Tactics and Doctrine Department (CTDD) USAIS, Fort Benning, GA; Deputy Director, CTDD, USAIS, Fort Benning, GA; Chairholder (Tasker H. Bliss, Strategy and Tactics) Instructor, Naval Operations Department, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star; Bronze Star w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster for Valor and 3 w/ Oak Leaf Cluster for Service; Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster for Valor and w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster for Service; Purple Heart w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster for Valor and w/13 Oak Leaf Cluster for missions; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Army Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Presidential Unit Citation; Valorous Unit Citation; Meritorious Unit Citation; plus several Vietnamese Awards for Valor and Service. | Military schools attended include: National Security Management Course-Industrial Armed Forces Staff College; Command and General Staff College; and Navy War College.