Raymond R. Spinks

Raymond R. Spinks

Raymond R. Spinks

Colonel Raymond R. Spinks received his commission upon completing OCS in 1952. His subsequent duty assignments include: Chief, Current Operations Division, DCSOPS, Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Commander, 1st Infantry Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Director Personnel and Security, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Commander, Headquarters Command, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Four Party Joint Military Commission, Vietnam; Senior Province Advisor, Vietnam; Chief, Enlisted Classification and Evaluation Branch, Office of Personnel Operations, Headquarters DA, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 17th Training Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Intelligence Officer, 173d Airborne Brigade, Vietnam; Executive Officer, 4th Battalion, 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade, Vietnam; Member Special DA Study Group, Vietnam; Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Intelligence Officer, Southern Area Command, Germany; Chief, Organization and Training Division, Southern Area Command, Germany; Instructor, Weapons Department, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Instructor, Airborne School, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, Headquarters Company, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Operations Office, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division, Hawaii; Platoon Leader and Intelligence Office, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Platoon Leader, 505th Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His awards and decorations include: Master Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Meritorious Unit Citation (US & Korean), Vietnamese Staff Medal, Civic Action Medal, United Nations Campaign Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Gallantry Cross (Vietnamese), Reserve Forces Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 4 Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1979

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00948