Patrick H. Downing

Patrick H. Downing

Patrick H. Downing

Colonel Patrick H. Downing was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School as the Leadership Graduate and Honor Graduate on 4 August 1967, Class 45-67. His first duty assignment was as a Company Commander, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Germany. | His subsequent commands included: Platoon Leader, and later the Company Commander, A Company (Mechanized), 2nd Battalion, 15 Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Germany; Platoon Leader, B Company, 1-5088 , 82nd Airborne Division, Phu Bai, Vietnam; Company Commander, 0 Company (Ranger), 75th Infantry, Phu Loi, Vietnam; Assistant Civil Affairs Officer, Headquarters Company, 5th Special Forces Group, Nha Trang, Vietnam; Instructor, Ranger School, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander and later served as S-4, 4th Battalion, 20th Infantry, Panama; Assistant G-3 Training Officer, 193rd Infantry Brigade, Panama; Assistant Professor of Military Science, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana; S-3 and later served as the Executive Officer, 3rd Battalion (Motorized), 47th Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington; S-3, 172nd Light Infantry Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Battalion Commander, Special Troops Battalion and the Ist Battalion, I 7th Infantry, 6th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Richardson, Alaska; Division Chief, United States Army Special Operations Agency, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Brigade Commander, Joint Task Force Bravo, Honduras; Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander for Operations for the United States Army South, Fort Clayton, Panama; Senior Army Advisor, 61 Regional Support Command, Birmingham, Alabama.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander | Operations for the United States Army South | Fort Clayton, Panama

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    2001

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02087