Paul L. Kite
Colonel Paul Lenwood Kite was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 4 March 1958. His first duty assignment was as Company Commander, Basic Training Center, Fort Knox, KY. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, Assistant Brigade S-3, 2d Battle Group, 2d Infantry, 24th Infantry Division, Germany; Instructor, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA; Advisor, U.S. Army Vietnam; Battalion Executive Officer and Assistant Brigade S-3, 4th Battalion, 18th Infantry, Berlin Brigade, Berlin, Germany; DCSOPS, Operations Officer, Headquarters, U.S. Army Vietnam; Battalion S-3, 502d Airborne Infantry Battalion (STRIKE FORCE), 101st Airmobile Division, Vietnam; Action Officer, Infantry Branch, Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, VA; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Infantry Assignment Officer, Colonels Division, Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, VA; Executive Officer, Army Readiness and Mobilization Region III, Fort Meade, MD; Chief, Officer Recruiting and Retention, Headquarters, First U.S. Army, Fort Meade, MD; Advisor and Assistant Deputy Commander, Headquarters, 97th U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Meade, MD. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star w/V Device and 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/5 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Non Commissioned Officer Academy Ribbon, Overseas Ribbons, and Vietnam Campaign Medals. | Military schools attended include: Basic Airborne, Jumpmaster, Infantry Officer Candidate, Command and General Staff College, National War College.