Raphael D. Tice
Lieutenant General Raphael Dean Tice graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate Class 1-47, 2 April 1947. His first assignment was as Battalion Motor Officer and Executive Officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment in Europe. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader and Company Commander, Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment; Company Commander, Regimental Adjutant, and S-1, 13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado; Weapons, G-3 Advisor, Military Assistant Advisory Group, Vietnam; Member of the Department of Army Military Personnel Management Team and Personnel Staff Officer, Classification and Standards Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Personnel Management Division, Under Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Military Assistance Plans Officer, Plans and Policy Division, Military Assistance Directorate, United States Southern Command, Canal Zone, Panama; Deputy Brigade Commander, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Deputy Chief, Force Development Division, G-3 Headquarters, United States Army Vietnam; Executive for Personnel Procurement, Incentive and Morale, Directorate for Personnel Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), Washington, D.C.; Commanding Officer, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Special Assistant to Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division, Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division, and Special Assistant to Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Deputy Director of Procurement, Training and Distribution for ROTC Affairs, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Washington, D.C.; Commander, Berlin Brigade, Berlin, Germany; Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Heidleberg, Germany; Commanding General, 3d Infantry Division, Wuerzburg, Germany; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Personnel Policy; Director, Department of Defense Task Force on Drug Enforcement. Upon his retirement in 1985, he retained that position in a civilian capacity. | General Tice later became the Executive Director, National Park Association, the nation's largest nonprofit service, research, and education organization dedicated to improving the quality of life through effective utilization of natural and human resources. | General Tice's awards and decorations include: Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal with V device (7 awards), Air Medal with V device (and 6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Purple Heart; Combat Infantryman Badge; Parachutist Badge, and the Distinguished Civil Service Award.