Milton R. Thompson
Colonel Milton R. Thompson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 23 November 1943, class number 306. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Infantry Repl Training Center, Fort McClellan, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Trp XO, Trp A, 5th Cav Regiment, 1st Cav Div; Regiment Adjutant, Headquarters, 5th Cav Regiment, 1st Cav Div; Trp XO, CO, Trp F, 5th Cav Regiment, 1st Cav Div; Company Commander, Co C, 72d Tank Bn, Company XO, Commander, Co C, 72d Tank Bn; Asst S-1, Headquarters, 72d Tank Bn; S-3, Indiana Mil Dist, Indiana AR Adv Gp; Armor Adv, G3 Sec, JUSMAG, Greece; Project Off, Combat Dev Gp, Armor; Mgt Analyst, Action O, Headquarters DA, Ofc Compt of A; Mgt Analyst, Dep Dir of Mgt, Headquarters DA, Ofc Compt of A; Ch Opns Br, Advisory Div, Headquarters, MACV, J-1; Tank Bn CO, 1st Bde, USATC Armor; Tank Bn CO, Bde Dep CO, 1st Bde, USATC Armor; Comptroller, Headquarters, USARSO. | His awards and decorations include: Republic of Vietnam Staff Svc Medal (First Class), ACM w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster.