MICHAEL KANE JR.
Colonel Michael Kane, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 5 June 1942, class number 18. His first duty assignment was as Infantry Rifle Co Exec, 20th Infantry, 6th Infantry Division, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Infantry Rifle Company Commander, 20th Infantry, 6th Infantry Division, Southwest Pacific Theater; Student, Adv Class #1, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Infantry Instructor, Tactics Dept, the Armd School, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Infantry Instructor, Command and Staff Dept, The Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Student in French, Company A, Army Language School, Presidio of Monterey, California; Army Attache Orientation, OACofS, G2, DA, Washington, D.C.; Student, Strategic Intel School, OACofS, G2, DA, Washington, D.C.; U.S. Military Attache (Army & Navy), Office Army Attache, American Embassy, Tel Aviv, Israel; Chief Active Army Training Branch, OACofS, G3, Headquarters Sixth U.S. Army, Presidio of San Francisco, California; Chief, Estimates and Evaluations Section and Chief, Intelligence Branch, J2 Division, Headquarters United Nations Command/Far East Command, Tokyo, Japan; Chief United Nations Command (Rear) Liaison Office, United Nations Command/U.S. Forces Korea, Camp Zama, Japan; Chief United Nations Command Off and Secretary Joint Board, Headquarters United Nations Command/U.S. Forces Korea, Camp Zama, Japan; Commander, Headquarters United Nations Command, Japan and Deputy United Nations Rep and Secretary of the UN and Japan Joint Board, Camp Zama and Tokyo, Japan; Student, The United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Chief of Staff, Headquarters Exercise Break Through V and Chief, National Guard Branch, OACofS, G3, Headquarters Sixth USA, Presidio of San Francisco, California; Chief of Staff, Headquarters Army/Navy/Air Force Joint Amphibious Exercise Sea Wall, Fort Lewis, Washington. | His awards and decorations include: the Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal (Valor) w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart; The Army Commendation Ribbon w/ Metal Pendant; Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Independence Ribbon.