Matthew M. Mcguire
Colonel Matthew M. McGuire was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 5-63 on 9 October 1963. His first assignment was as an instructor for the U.S. Army Ranger Department, COD, USAIS, Fort Benning, GA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Commander, Armed Helicopter, 176th Aviation, Republic of Vietnam; Company Commander, COBRA Stdzn/Commander, B Company, Fort Stewart, GA; Commander, 334 Attack Helicopter Company, Republic of Vietnam; Deputy G1, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, CA; Brigade Executive Office, Brigade Operations Officer, 6th Cavalry, Commander, B Company, 1/17, Executive Officer, 7/17, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief, Officer Management, VII Corps, Germany; Commander, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry (Attack), Fort Hood, Texas; Chief, Aviation Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters, Department of the Army. | Colonel McGuire has attended the following schools: Ranger, Airborne/Jumpmaster, Aviation, Command and General Staff College, NATC War College. | His military awards and decorations include: the Distinguished Flying Cross w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal w/41 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Valorous Unit Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/5 Stars, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (Individual Award).