Richard R. Cook
Colonel Richard R. Cook, was commissioned an Infantry Office upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in June 1961. His first duty assignment was as a Training Officer, 54th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky. | His subsequent assignments include: Executive Officer/Headquarters Company Commander/Assistant S-1, 31st Infantry Regiment, Camp Casey, Korea; Instructor, United States Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Company Commander/Brigade S-1, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Department G-1/Brigade S-1, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Chief, Resource Analysis, Office of Personnel Operations, OPD, Washington, D.C.; Group Executive Officer/Battalion Commander, 214th Field Artillery Group, Fort Sill Oklahoma; Department Director, Tactics and Combined Arms Department, United States Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Director, Plans and Programs, ARJ5, ARMISH-MAAG, Tehran, Iran; Brigade Commander, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Carson, Colorado; Chief, Active Component Training Division, Headquarters, Fort McPherson, Georgia. | His award and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Soldiers Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Cross of Gallantry with Gold Palm (Unit Award).