Otis C. Lynn

Otis C. Lynn

Otis C. Lynn

Major General Otis Clyde Lynn was commissioned Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1946. His first duty assignment was in Germany, 2d Armored Cavalry. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Instructor, Officer Candidate School, Fort Riley; 10 Infantry Division; Commander and Battalion S-3, 23d Infantry, 2d Infantry Division Korea; Assistant Professor, Reserve Officer's Training Corps, Columbia Military Academy, Columbia, Tennessee; 77th Special Forces Group; S-1, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell; Group S-3, Special Forces, Okinawa, Japan; Headquarters Continental Army Command  Operations and Training, Omaha; Operations and Training Staff Officer, Headquarters, CONARC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Secretary to the General Staff, Headquarters, Field Force I, USARPAC, Vietnam; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Staff Officer, Special Operations Division, International  and Civil Affairs Directorate, ODCSOPS, DA; Member Research-Analysis Division, Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Chief of Staff, 3d Infantry Division, Korea, Brigade Commander, 1st Brigade, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Director, Concepts, Doctrine, and Force Design Directorate, USACDC Concepts and Force Design Group, Alexandria, Virginia; Commander, USACDC Concepts and Force, Design Group, Alexandria, Virginia; Assistant Division Commander, 101st Airborne Division (AM), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | General Lynn's awards and decorations include: Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge with Second Award, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Distinguished Unit Citation, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three Battle Stars, National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with four Battle Stars, Army of Occupation Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with V Device, Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

More Information

  • Rank

    Major General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Assistant Division Commander | 101st Airborne Division (AM) | Fort Campbell, Kentucky

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1974

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00687