Joseph F. Davies
Colonel Joseph F. Davies was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 1 August 1952, class number 21. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Pioneer and Ammo Platoon Leader, Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 188th Airborne Infantry Regiment. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Inf Plt Ldr, 1st Cav Div, Co K, 5th Cav Regiment; Motor Officer, 3d Bn, Regimental Motor Officer, Hokiado, Japan; Inf Co Exec Off, Co I, 5th Cav Regiment, Sendai, Japan; School Cmdt, Wheel Vehicle Mechanics School, Headquarters, 4th Training Regiment, Fort Jackson, SC; Battery Exec Off, transferred from Inf to Field Arty Mortar, Battery, 2d Abn Battle Gp, 187th Inf, 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battle Group S-2, Headquarters, 2d Abn Battle Gp, 187th Inf, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battery Commander, Headquarters Btry, 8th Inf Divarty, Baumholder, Germany; Battalion S-2, Headquarters, 1st Howitzer Bn, 2d Arty, 8th Inf Div, Baumholder, Germany; Student Officer, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Battalion Advisor, Advisory Group, NY Army National Guard, Bronx, NY; Sub-sector Advisor and Sector Operations Advisor, Advisory Team # 27, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Chief, Military Clearance Division, U.S. Army Personnel Security Group, ACSI, Fort Holabird, MD; Battalion Commander, 8th Bn, 17th Arty, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion Commander, 1st Bn, 18th Arty, Fort Sill, OK; Chief, Plans & Policy Branch, G-4 Div, Headquarters U.S. Army Element, Central Army Group SHAPE, Sechenheim, Germany; Chief, Inspector General Inspection Team, Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Seoul, Korea; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Intelligence, Headquarters, First U.S. Army, Fort Meade, Maryland. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge and Vietnamese Gallantry Cross w/Gold Star.