Richard E. Hendrickson
Colonel Richard E. Hendrickson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-60, 18 December 1959. His first duty assignment was Platoon Leader, Company A, 1st Battle Group, 5th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant battle Group S-3 and later Company Commander, Company D, 1st Battle Group, 5th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Training Advisor and later Senior Battalion Advisor, 42nd Regiment, 22nd Infantry Division, Army of the Republic of Vietnam, Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam; Assistant Battle Group Operations Officer S-3, 1st Airborne Battle Group, Brigade S-3 Officer, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and later Company Commander, Company A, 2nd Battalion Airborne, 506th Infantry Airborne, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Chief, Enlisted Personnel Management Branch, G-1 Division, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Logistical Command, U.S. Army, COMZEUR, U.S. Army Europe, Orleans, France; Operations Officer and later Assistant G-3, G-3 Section, Headquarters 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; District Senior Advisor, Thanh Hai District, 23rd Infantry Division, Army of the Republic of Vietnam, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Inspector, Inspections Division and later Executive Officer, Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters, First U.S. Army, Fort Meade, Maryland; Organization and Equipment Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Headquarters, U.S. Army, Republic of Vietnam; Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 12st Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division and later Assistant G-3, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Plans and Unit readiness Officer and Principal Ground Force Advisor, U.S. Army Mission-Military Assistance Advisory Group, ARMISH-MAAG, Tehran, Iran; Staff Officer, Force Readiness Directorate and later Assistant Executive Officer for Staff Action Control, Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Operations Officer and later Senior Operations Officer, National Military Command Center, U.S. Army Element, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Contingency Plans Branch and later Chief, Plans Division, Headquarters, ROK/US Combined Forces Command, Yong Son, South Korea; Garrison Commander, and Interim Chief of Staff, 7th Infantry Division (Light), Headquarters, 7th Division (Light) and Fort Ord, California.
Garrison Commander; Interim Chief of Staff | 7th Infantry Division (Light), Headquarters | 7th Division (Light) and Fort Ord, California
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