Mayo “Biff” A. Hadden III


Mayo “Biff” A. Hadden III

"Colonel Mayo ""Biff"" Addison Hadden III was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 2 December 1964, class number 10-64.  His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Enlisted Student Company, Troop Brigade (Prov), U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Brigade Commander, 4th Bde, 2d ROTC Region, USA Cadet Command; Prof of Mil Sci/Bn Crd, Volunteer Bn (ROTC), Univ of Akron, Akron, Ohio; Bn Cdr/Hq Commandant, Hq Special Troops Bn (Prov), HQ XVIII Abn Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; J-3, Hq USA Military Forces Grenada; Chief Training Div, XVIII Abn Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Asst Prof of Military Science, ROTC Det, Hardin Simmons Univ, Abilene, Texas; Chief Exer, Eval, Tng Br, Hq Iceland Defense Force, Keflavik, Iceland; Plans Officer, Hq Iceland Defense Force, Kelfavik, Iceland; Protocol Officer, Hq USATC, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Training Officer DPT, Hq USATC, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Chief Weapons Committee, 3d AIT Bde, (Indiana), USATC Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Asst Bde S-3, 3d AIT Bde, (Indiana) USATC, Fort Jackson, South Carolina;  Atch ROTC Det, Univ of Alabama, Tuscalossa, Alabama; IOAC, Fort Benning, Georiga; S-3, Det B-52 (Project Delta), 5th SFga, Republic of Vietnam; Company Commander, Co D, 1st Bn, 2d BCT Bde, USATC, Fort Lewis, Washington; Bn S-3, 1st Bn, 2d BCT Bde, USATC, Fort Lewis, Washinton; S-3 Air and S-5, Det B-52 (Prof Delta) 5th SFga, Vietnam; Advisor, 81st Abn Ranger Bn (AVietnam) Det B-52 (Proj Delta) 5th SFga, Vietnam; Recon Team Leader, Det B-52 (Proj Delta) 5th SFGA, Vietnam; SFOC, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Executive Officer, 3d Enlisted Student Company, USAAVNS Regt, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Executive Officer, 1st Enlisted Student Company, USAVVNorth Carolina Troop Bde (Prov), Fort Rucker, Alabama; Tng Off/XO, Enlisted Student Co, USAAVNorth Carolina Troop Bde, Fort Rucker, Alabama. | Military schools attended include: Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces Officers Crs, Combat Operations Specialist Crs, Infantry Officer Advanced Crs, C&GS (Commandants List), Jumpmaster Crse, USAF War College, United StatesArmy War College. | Military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star w/ V Device and 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Purple Heart; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Medal w/ V Device and 5 Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Army Service Medal; Overseas Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal w/ 4 Campaign Stars; Vietnam Staff Honor Medal 1st Class; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Presidential Unit Commendation; Navy Unit Commendation; Vietnam Unit Gallantry Cross w/ Palm; Vietnam Civic Action Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Ranger Tab; Special Forces Tab; Parachutist Badge (Republic of Vietnam); Parachutist Badge (Honduras); Parachutist Badge (Egypt)."

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Brigade Commander, 4th Bde, 2d ROTC Region, USA Cadet Command
Highest Award
Bronze Star Medal
Graduation Year
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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