Richard A. Eason
Colonel Richard Alvia Eason was commissioned an Armor Officer upon Graduation from Officer Candidate School on 1 November 1962, class number 2-62. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Armor, Company A, 1-263 AR BN, Troop Command SCaliforniaRNG, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, A/1-263 AR BN, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; S3 Air/HHC 1-263 AR BN, Mullins, South Carolina; S3, HHC 1-263 BN, Mullins, South Carolina; Special Project Officer, NGB-ARP, Pentagon, Washington, Distrist of Columbia; CO, 1-263 AR BN, Mullins, South Carolina; CDR, 1-263 AR BN, Mullins, South Carolina; S3, 218th Inf Bde (M), Newberry, South Carolina; Chief, Training Division, STARC-SC, Columbia, South Carolina; Director of Plans, Operations and Training and Military Support Hqs, STARC-SC, Columbia, South Carolina. | Military schools attended include: United States Army War College, Command and General Staff Officers Refresher Course, Electronic Warfare Staff Officer Course, Command and General Staff College, Armor Officer Advance Course. | His awards and decorations include: U.S. Meritorious Service Medal, The Tennessee National Guard Distinguished Service Medal, Active State Service Medal-30 Year Device, U.S. Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal-30 Year Device, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal w/ Fourth Oak Leaf Cluster, South Carolina Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Overseas Training Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Pistol Cal 45 Expert Qualification Badge.