Richard W. Potter, Jr.


Richard W. Potter, Jr.

Colonel Richard W. Potter, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School September 1961. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, Company Commander, B Company, HHC, A Company, 2d Battalion, 48th Infantry, 3d Armored Division, Gelnhausen, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  XO, HHC/S2, Tm B/CO, Tm A, 1st SF, Fort Bragg, NC; CO, A-321, 5th SFG(A), Ben Soi, Vietnam; Asst S3, USA Rgr Sch, Fort Benning, GA; Sr Advr, 35th Rgr, Bn, III Corps, Vietnam; XO, 2d Bn, 12th Inf, 25th Inf Div, III Corps, VN;  Bn XO/Bde S3, 82d Abn Div, Fort Bragg, NC; Exch Cdr, Co D, 2d Prcht Bn, Prcht Regt, British Army, Aldershot, Hampshire, England; Mpr/Bud Sury Tm, D.CS, TRADOC, Fort Monroe, VA; Cdr, 2d Bn, 58th Inf. 2d Armd Div, Fort Hood, Texas and Hoehnfels, Germany (Bde 75); XO, 1st Bde, 2d Armd Div, Fort Hood, Texas; Dep Cdr, 1st SFOD-Delta, Fort Bragg, NC; Sr Advr, 28th Inf Div, PAARNG, Harrisburg, PA; Cdr, 10th SFG(A), 1st SF, Fort Devens, MA; Dir, Opns Gp, USAWC, Carlisle Barracks, PA. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star Medal w/V Device; Bronze Star w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Silver Star and Bronze Star; Combat Infantryman Badge; Master Parachute Badge; British Parachutist Badge; Republic of Vietnam Ranger Badge; Ranger Tab. | Military schools attended include: Infantry Officer Advanced Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army War College.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
XO, HHC/S2, Tm B/CO, Tm A, 1st SF, Fort Bragg, NC
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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