Robert G. Louis
Colonel Robert G. Louis was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 5-81, 10 November 1981. His first duty assignment was as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company C, 4th Battalion (Mechanized), 20th Infantry, Fort Clayton, Panama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Mortar Platoon Leader, Company A (Airborne), 2/187th Infantry, Fort Kobbe, Panama; Executive Officer, Company A (Airborne), 2/187th Infantry, Fort Kobbe, Panama; Assistant S-3 (Air), Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 193rd Infantry Brigade, Fort Clayton, Panama; Detachment Commander, Company C, 3/7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Davis, Panama; Advisor to the Colombian National Hostage Rescue Force, Bogotá, Colombia; Commander, Company C, 3/7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Davis, Panama; Commander, A Company, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy School & Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Deputy G-3 (Training), U.S. Army Special Operations Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, U.S. Army Special Forces Commander (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His military awards include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal second award, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon with the 4 numerical device, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab and Master Parachutist Badge. | At the time of his induction, Colonel Louis was Professor, Military Strategy & Operations, U.S. Special Operations Command Chair, National War College, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.