Phelps R. Womble
Colonel Phelps Raleigh Womble was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 2 April 1945. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 31st Infantry, 7th Division, Japan. | His subsequent duty assignments include: S-3, Specialist Training Regiment, 8th Div, Fort Jackson; Headquarters&Headquarters Co, Specialist Training Regiment, 8th Div, Fort Jackson; Commander, G Co, 351st Inf Trieste; Commander, E Co, 2d Inf, 5th Div, Germany; Operations Officer, S3, 2d Bn, 2d Inf, 5th Div; PMS, ROTC Chattanooga, TN High Schools; Logistical Advisor, 1st Imperial Iranian Army, Field Advisory Team #1, Iran; XO, 1st Bn, 6th Inf, 1st Armor Division; Deputy G-1, III Corps, Headquarters, Fort Hood; Bn Commander, 1st Bde, 101st Abn Div (Sep), VN; Instructor, U.S. Army, Canadian Army Staff College; Senior Advisor, 87th Maneuver area Command, Senior Advisor Group, Birmingham, Alabama; Senior Advisor Republic of Vietnam NCO Academy, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Chief, Readiness Group, Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. | His awards and decorations include: CIB w/Star, Parachutist, Gliderman, VN Parachute Badge, Legion of Merit (3 awards), Air Medal (4 awards), ARCOM (2 awards), GCM.