Philip B. Merrick
Colonel Philip B. Merrick was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 20 April 1954, class number 5. His first duty assignment was as Instructor, Crew Served Weapons Committee, Division Arty, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Instructor, Dismounted Drill and Bayonet Committees, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Motor Officer School, fort Benning, Georgia; Regimental Motor Officer, 17th Inf Regiment, 7th Inf Div, Korea; Company Commander, Company C, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment; Assistant S-2, 2d Battle Group, 3rd Infantry, Korea; Platoon Leader and XO, Company E, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 506h Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; United States Parachute Team, Tivat, Yugoslavia; Instructor, Airborne Department, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Instructor, Gunnery/Tactics Section, 7th Army Training Center, Vilseck, Germany; Commander and Assistant S-3, Operational Detachment, A-36, Company C, 10th Special Forces Group, Bad Toelz, Germany; Assistant Secretary General Staff, Headquarters 7th Army, Vaihingen, Germany; Aide-de-Camp to Commending General, 7th U.S. Army; Staff Officer, Foreign Liaison Office, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon; Foreign Liaison Office, OACSI; S-1, 5th Special Forces Group, Nha Trang, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, Detachment B-41, Company D, 5th Special Forces Group, Moc Hoa, Republic of Viet Nam; Commander, 2d Battalion, 2d Basic Combat Training Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington; G-1, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; XO, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Chief, Human Resources Division, TRADOC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Commander, U.S. Army Organizational Effectiveness Training Center, Fort Ord, California; Chief, Enlisted Personnel, Management System Office, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Training, TRADOC; Chief, EPMS Office, OD.C.ST; Chief, Special Studies, CONorth CarolinaISE Special Planning Group, Headquarters, TRADOC. | His awards and decorations include: Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (with Gold Star), Vietnam Civil Action Medal (1st Class), Vietnamese Parachute Wings, Cambodian Parachute Wings, Army General Staff Identification Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, National Defense Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, (4 Awards and 1 V Device), Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit.