Richard G. Capps

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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.

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Graduated From
Fort Knox, Kentucky
Key Assignment
Maintenance Officer, Headquarters Company, 748th Armored Ordnance Battalion, FLARNG
Highest Award
Bronze Star Medal
Year Inducted
1991
Branch Of Service
Armor
Rank
Brigadier General
HF ID #
HF_01367

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