Paul Z. Barnes


Paul Z. Barnes

Colonel Paul Zannoth Barnes was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 7 on 25 August 1964. His first duty assignment was as Battalion Motor Officer, 2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Republic of Korea. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader, Company C, 3d Battalion, 23d Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Korea;  Motor Officer, 3d Battalion, 23d Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Korea;  Company Commander, Company B, 3d Battalion, 39th Infantry,  9th Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas;  S-3, Air, HHC, 3d Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division Fort Riley, Kansas/Vietnam; Company Commander, Company B, FiForth Advanced Individual Training  (AIT) Brigade, Fort Polk, Lousiana; Company Commander, Company F, 3d Battalion, 291st Regiment, 3 AIT Brigade, 95th Division (Training), Shawnee, Oklahoma;  Assistant Inspector General, 95th Division (Training), Midwest City, Oklahoma; Command Coordinator, Reserve Component Personnel Administration Center (RCPAC), St. Louis, Missouri; Chief, Combat Arms Branch, Company Grade Division, RCPAC, St. Louis, Missouri; Personnel Management Officer, RCPAC, St. Louis, Missouri;  Assistant Inspector General, RCPAC, St. Louis, Missouri; Director, Directorate of Reserve Component Support, Fort Sam Houston, Texas;  Commander, 3d Battalion, 87th Infantry, 96th Army Reserve Command, Fort Carson, Colorado; Personnel Staff Officer, Personnel Division, Office, Chief Army Reserve (OCaliforniaR), Washington, D.C.; Chief, Personnel Management Branch, Personnel Division, OCAR, Washington, D.C.; Commandant, Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, Fort McCoy, Sparta, Wisconsin. | His military schools attended include: 24th Division North Carolina O Academy, Infantry Officer Candidate School, Airborne, Organizational Officer Maintenance Course, Combat Operations Specialist Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Inspector General Orientation Course, Command and General Staff College, Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course, Infantry Officer Tactical Ref Course, United States Army War College, Pre-Command Course, Army Reserve Readiness Training Center, USAR Unit Manager’s Course. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Lead Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ 10 year Device, North Carolina O Professional Development Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/ Numeral 2, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ Device (1960), Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, DA Staff Identification Badge, Republic of Vietnam gallantry Cross w/ Palm Unit Citation Badge, and Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal Unit Citation Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Rifle Platoon Leader, Company C, 3d Battalion, 23d Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Korea
Highest Award
Bronze Star Medal
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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