Nathan N. Pulliam


Nathan N. Pulliam

Colonel Nathan M. Pulliam was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 22 September 1955, class number 6. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 505th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC.| His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, 1st Training Regiment, USATC, Inf, Fort Jackson, SC; Company Commander, 2d Medium Tank Battalion, 13th Cavalry, 3d Armored Division, Kirchgoens, Germany; Group Assistant S-4, 11th Aviation Group, 11th Air Assault Division, Fort Benning, GA; Group Assistant S-4 and S-4, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), Vietnam; Air Cav Troop Commander, 3d Squadron, 17th Cavalry, Fort Knox, KY and Vietnam; S-3, 3d Squadron, 17th Cavalry, Vietnam; Division Chief, ODDLP, USAIS, Fort Benning, GA; Plans Officer/Operations Office, Operations Group, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA; Brigade XO, Air Cavalry Combat Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Squadron Commander, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry (Attack Helicopter), Fort Hood, Texas; Division Chief, Defense Intelligence Agency, Pentagon; USAREUR Aviation Officer, HQ USARUER, Heidelberg, Germany.| His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/17 Oak Leaf Cluster and V Device, Army Commendation Medal. | Military schools attended include: United States Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Flight School, Airborne and Ranger, Infantry OCS.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Company Commander, 1st Training Regiment, USATC, Inf, Fort Jackson, SC
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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