Philip F. Kearns


Philip F. Kearns

Colonel Philip F. Kearns was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 21 June 1965, Class Number 6-65. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 1st Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Recruiting Duty, Butte, Montana; Aide-de-Camp, War College, Pennsylvania; Company Commander, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Company Commander, 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; ROTC Instructor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Staff Officer, Fort Benning, Georgia; Aide-de-Camp, Fort Benning, Georgia; Readiness Group, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Chief, Enlistment Assignment Branch, 1st PERSCOM; Chief, Ofc Assignment Branch, 1st PERSCOM; Commander, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington; Chief, NMSD, HQDA, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: the Silver Star, Bronze Star w/6 Oak Leaf Clusters; Purple Heart w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/ Gold Palm. | Military schools attended include: U.S Navy War College, Command and Staff College, Infantry Advance Course.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Platoon Leader, 1st Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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