Larkin B. Vance
Colonel Larkin B. Vance graduated from Officer Candidate School, Class 29-52, 26 September 1952, as a Distinguished Military Graduate. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, F Company, 508th Regimental Combat Team, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Communications Officer, Headquarters, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry, Korea; Military Leadership Instructor, NCO Academy, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Communications Officer, Headquarters, 2nd Battalion, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, Korea; Group Signal Officer, 2nd Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Group Communications Officer, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Europe; J-6, Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force, U.S. Strike Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Communications Chief, Applied Communications, Officer Communications Department, Signal Officers Basic Course, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Communications Electronics Officer, Joint Task Force, Leopoldville, Congo; Commander, U.S. Army Communication & Electronics Engineering Agency, Thailand; Commander, 501st Signal Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), U.S. Army Pacific, Vietnam; Chief, Communications-Electronics Division, Special Operations Center, Stuttgart, Germany; Communications Planner, U.S. Delegation to the Military Committee, NATO, Brussels, Belgium. | After his retirement from the military, Colonel Vance worked for NATO as Telecommunications Engineer Chief Project Officer and served as Director, Vice-President, and President, Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Chapter, Brussels, Belgium.