Johnnie W. Britton, Jr.


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.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Aide-de-Camp, Chief ARMISH/MAAG, Iran
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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