Nathan C. Vail
Colonel Nathan L. Vail was commissioned and Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 31 January 1955, Class Number 1-54. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company C, 1st Battalion 511th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Tactics Committee Chief, 11th Airborne Division NCO Academy, Ambsburg, Germany; G-2, Headquarters, 11th Airborne Division, Angsburg Germany; Instructor, Map Reading Committee, Special Project Department, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, Company B, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry, Korea; ADL Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Forces, Japan, Deputy Senior Province Advisor, 7th Division, Vietnam; Assignment Officer, Officer Personnel Directorate, Headquarters DA, Washington; Action Officer, Office of the Security to the Army General Staff, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 22d Infantry, 215th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Deputy G-3, Headquarters II Field Forces, Vietnam; Committee Chairman, Leadership Department, USAIS. | Colonel Vail's awards and decorations include: Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 awards and Valors), Air Medal, Meritorious Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit, Silver Star.