Richard L. Gibson
Colonel Richard L. Gibson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 15 August 1968. His first duty assignment was as Tactical Officer, 62d Company, 6th Student Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, S-3 Air, C Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, South Vietnam; Range Officer, Adjutant, Rifle Squad Tactics, BCT Committee Group, Fort Leonard, Missouri; Hq Company Commander, Hq Company, BCT Committee Group, Fort Leonard, Missouri; Post Reenlistment Officer, Hq, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Chief, Post Division, Adjutant General School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Assistant Chief of Staff, Aide-De-Camp, Hq, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Commander, 187th Personnel Services Company, Germany; Chief, Field Services Division, 1st Personnel Command, Schwetzigen, Germany; Secretary to the General Staff, Assistant Chief of Staff, Hq, Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Chief, Army Protocol, Office of The Chief of Staff, Army, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. | Military schools attended include: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Adjutant General officer Advanced Course, Army Command and General Staff College, and Army War College. Colonel Gibson is a graduate of University of Missouri at Kansas City-Bachelor of Music Education; Butler University-Masters in Education Administration. | His awards and decorations include: the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Clusters and V, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal w/ Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 3 Stars, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Unit Citation (Cross of gallantry w/ Palm), Combat Infantryman Badge.