Ralph L. Whitt
Colonel Ralph L. Whitt was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 12 December 1941, class number 3. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader and Instructor, IRTC, Instructor in OCS Prep and Officer’s School, Fort McClellan, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, IRTC, Co B, 10th Bn and 3d Regiment, Fort McClellan; Headquarters Comdt/Mil Advisor Officer, Psuovar Div, Shaef; Regimental S-3, Executive Officer, 23d Inf, 2d Inf Div, Fort Lewis, Washington; Task Force Commander, 23d Inf, 2d Div, Alaska; Battalion Commander, 2d Bn, 23d Inf, Fort Lewis, Washington; Executive Officer, 1st Bn, 32d Inf, 7th Inf Div, Japan; Company Commander, 2d Bn 32d Inf, 7th Inf Div, Korea; Assistant SGS, Headquarters, Far East Comd, Tokyo, Japan; Chief, Orgn and Mobilization Br, Res Com Div, DCSOPS, DA, Pentagon; Chief, Orgn & Mob Br, ACofS, Res Comp, DA, Pentagon; Chief, Orgn Sec, G3, Headquarters, USAREUR, Heidelberg, Germany; Chief, Manpower Control Branch, G1, Headquarters, USAREUR, Headquarters, U.S. Army, Europe; Chmn, Attack Committee, Comd & Staff Dept, Chief, Off of Inf Doctrine & Material, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, Eighth Army Special Troops and Headquarters Commandant, Eighth U.S. Army and UNC/USFC, Seoul, Korea. | Colonel Whitt's awards and decorations include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster and the Army Commendation Medal.