Richard G. Capps

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Richard G. Capps

Richard G. Capps

Brigadier General Richard G. Capps was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 4 June 1958. His first duty assignment was as Track Automotive Officer, Company A, 748th Armored Ordnance Battalion, FLARNG. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Maintenance Officer, Headquarters Company, 748th Armored Ordnance Battalion, FLARNG; Automotive Officer, Company D (Maintenance Support), 748th Ordnance Battalion (Armored), FLARNG; Army Aviator, 148th Aviation Company (Part) (Armored Division), FLARNG; Fixed Wing Aviator, 148th Aviation Company (Part) (Armored Division), FLARNG; Rotary Wing Aviator, 148th Aviation Company (Part), (Armored Division), FLARNG; Fixed Wing Aviator, 148th Aviation Company (Part) (Armored Division), FLARNG; Flight Operations Center Commander, 111th Aviation Company (A), (-Separate Detachment), FLARNG; Executive Officer, 111th Aviation Company (Fixed Wing), (Light Transportation), FLARNG; United States Army Garrison, Fort Hood, Texas; Casual-Replacement, 199th Aviation Company (Surveillance), 55th Aviation Battalion; A/3 Section Commander, 199th Aviation Company (LT), 55th Aviation Battalion; Section Commander Countersurgency, 199th Reconnaissances Airplane Company, 13th Combat Aviation Battalion (Vietnam); Platoon Commander, GS Platoon Headquarters, 199th Aviation Company, 13th Combat Aviation Battalion (Vietnam); Platoon Commander, 3rd Platoon, 199th Aviation Company, 13th Combat Aviation Battalion (Vietnam); Tactical Instructor Pilot, Hq & Svc Det, USAAVNS Element, Fort Stewart; Airfield Commander, Hq & Svc Det, USAAVNS Element, Fort Stewart; Section Commander, Hq & Svc Det, USAAVNS Element, Fort Stewart;  Extra TDA, Headquarters Detachment STARC (-), Flarng; Company Commander, 111th Aviation Company (Infantry Brigade), Flarng; Comptroller, HHD STARC (-), Flarng;  Operations and Training Officer, HHD STARC (-), Flarng; Chief, Facility Engineer Branch, Camp Blanding Training Site, Flarng;  Battalion Commander, 1-265th Air Defense Artillery, Flarng;  Director of Materiel, HHC 50th Area Support Group, FLARNG;  Executive Officer, HHC 50th Area Support Group, FLARNG; Logistics Officer, State Area Command, Flarng; Brigade Commander, 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, FLARNG; and Assistant Adjutant General, STARC (-), FLARNG; and Assistant Adjutant General, Florida Army National Guard, STARC (-), St. Augustine, Florida. | Brigadier General Capps is a graduate of Small Arms Firing School; National Guard Officer Candidate Course; Ordnance Officer Basic Course; Officer Fixed Wing Aviator Course Primary & Phase B; Officer Fixed Wing Aviator Course, Phase C Instruments; Armored Officer Basic Course; Officer Rotary Wing Qualification Course; Associate Advance Armored Officer Course; Aviation Safety Orientation Course;  Airmobile Training Course; Command & General Staff College Course; Battalion Training Management Systems Training Management Workshop; Air Defense Staff  Officers Refresher Course; Field Artillery Pre-Command Course; ADA Commanders Course and Fielding I-HAWK. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Air Medal 1st thru 21st Award; Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Clusters; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal;  Humanitarian Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ 2 Hourglasses; Overseas Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Aviator Badge;  Senior Army Aviator Badge; Master Army Aviator Badge;  Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 60 Device;  and Republic of Vietnam Cross of gallantry w/ Palm Device.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Brigadier General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Knox, Kentucky

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1991

  • Branch Of Service

    Armor

  • HF ID #

    HF_01367