Lawrence E. Gillespie, Sr.

GILLESPIE,SR.,LAWRENCE
Lawrence E. Gillespie, Sr.

Lawrence E. Gillespie, Sr.

Brigadier Generall Lawrence E. Gillespie Sr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 18 January 1964. His first duty assignment was as an Executive Officer, Basic Training Company, Fort Knox, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Instructor, Headquarters and Support Company, 3d Training Brigade (Basic Combat Training), Fort Knox, Kentucky; Assistant Administrative officer, Officer SUT Company, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Rotary Wing Aviator, A Company, 501st Aviation Battalion, Republic of Vietnam; Platoon Commander, A Troop, 3d Squadron, 17th Cavalry, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Section Leader, A Troop, Weapons Platoon, 3d Squadron, 17th Cavalry, Fort Knox, Kentucky and then to Vietnam; Liaison Officer, A Troop, 3d Squadron, 17th Cavalry, Republic of Vietnam; Platoon Leader, 187th Aviation Company, 269th Combat Aviation Battalion, Republic of Vietnam; Assistant S-3, Adjutant, 16th Aviation Battalion, Germany; Aide-de-Camp, to the Commanding General, 4th Armored Division, Germany; Tactical Intelligence Officer, S-2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 166th Infantry, Ohio Army National Guard; U.S. Army Reserve Control Group; Intelligence Officer, 193d Brigade, Panama; Detachment Commander, 715th PAD, District of Columbia Army National Guard; Executive Officer, 163d Military Police Battalion, District of Columbia Army National Guard; ADP Staff  Officer, District of Columbia Army National Guard; Battalion Commander, 372d Military Police Battalion, 260th Military Police Brigade; Commandant, Military Academy, District of Columbia Army National Guard; Deputy DARC Commander, District of Columbia Army  National Guard; Resident, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Commander, Troop Command, District of Columbia Army National Guard; and Commander, 260th Military Police Command, District of Columbia Army National Guard.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Brigadier General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    1993

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01573