Nicholas J. Del-Torto
Brigadier General Nicholas J. Del Torto began his military career in 1942 as a private in Company B, 17th Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He progressed through the enlisted ranks to an Infantry Platoon Sergeant in combat. | After graduating from the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, he reported as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry to the European Theatre of Operations. He served as a Platoon Leader and Company Commander with Company E, 7th Infantry, 3d (Marne) Infantry Division. During this service he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action and the company he commanded was twice honored with the Presidential Unit Citation. He received a battlefield promotion to First Lieutenant in May 1945. In 1946 he was assigned to the 94th Division of the United States Army Reserve. | In 1948 he transferred to the 101st Infantry Regiment (Ninth Massachusetts) Massachusetts Army National Guard. In 1949 he was appointed to Captain, Commanding Company B, 101st Infantry Regiment. Other assignments with the 101st Infantry Regiment include: S1 (Personnel Officer and Adjutant) and S3 (Plans, Operations and Training Officer). In 1958 he was selected as S3 of the newly organized 1st Battle Group, 220th Infantry, Massachusetts Army National Guard. In 1960 he was selected to become Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence) of the 26th (Yankee) Infantry Division, and later that year he was appointed Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Plans, Operations and Training Officer) 26th (Yankee) Infantry Division. On 1 June 1965, he was appointed as Chief of Staff of the 26th (Yankee) Infantry Division and promoted to the grade of Colonel. On 5 July 1972 he was assigned as Assistant Division Commander of the 26th (Yankee) Infantry Division and received federal recognition as Brigadier General of the Line on 20 July 1973. On 5 August 1973 he was appointed as Commanding General, 26th (Yankee) Infantry Division, Massachusetts Army National Guard. | His military education and training includes: Chemical NCO School, U.S. Army Ranger School, Officer Candidate School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army Military Police School, Senior Officers Preventive Maintenance Course, United States Army National War College. | General Del Torto's awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Gallantry in Action; Bronze Star with Cluster; Presidential Unit Citation with Palm; Combat Infantrymans Badge; Army Commendation Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Theatre with three bronze stars and two arrowheads; European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign with two bronze stars; Good Conduct Medal; Victory Medal; Army of Occupation (Germany); American Theatre; Armed Forces Reserve Medal.