Robert A. Robbins

ROBBINS,ROBERT
Robert A. Robbins

Robert A. Robbins

Colonel Robert A. Robbins was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 22 October 1942, class number 79. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Co E 361st Inf, 91st Inf Div, Camp White, Oregon. | His subsequent duty assignments include: CO, Co E, 361st Inf, 91st Inf Div, Camp Adair, Oregon; Ln O, 5th U.S. Army, Italy;  ExO, 2d Bn, 361st Inf, 91st Inf Div, Italy;  Plans Officer, Opns Div, War Dept Gen Staff, Pentagon; Editor, I&E Div, War Dept SS, Pentagon; Student, Inf Adv Crse, Fort Benning, Georgia; Headquarters Cmdt & Co, Sp Tps, U.S. Army Caribbean, Fort Amador, Canal Zone; Aide to Army Chief of Staff, Department of the Army, Pentagon; Student, C&GSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Sector Plans Director, Headquarters Sixth U.S. Army, Fott Ord, California; Sr Advisor, 2d RTA, JUSMAG, Thailand;  Map Tng Off, Army Sect, JUSMAG, Thailand; Asst to CofS, Headquarters. 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Dp Gp Co, 501st BG, 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; CO, Headquarters Support Group, 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Sr Advisor Abn & Spec Forces, MAAG Vietnam; Chief, Pers Svcs Div, Dir of Pers, Headquarters Sixth U.S. Army, Presidio of San Francisco; Chief, Inf & Abn Test Div, U.S. Army Arctic Test Center, Fort Greely, Alaska; Chief of Operations, U.S. Army Arctic Test Center, Fort Greely, Alaska;  Chief, Small Arms Test Div, U.S. Army Infantry Board, Fort Benning, GA;  Chief of Opns Div, U.S. Army Infantry Board, Fort Benning Georgia. | His awards and decorations include:  Silver Star, Bronze Star for Valor w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal w/2 Clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation w/Cluster, CIB w/star, Master Parachutist.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1969

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00395