Robert H. Sholly

Robert H. Sholly

Robert H. Sholly

Colonel Robert H. Sholly was commissioned an Infantry officer upon graduation from OCS Class 3-60 on 12 April 1960. His first duty assignment was as Assistant G1, Post Headquarters, Fort Hood, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: S1, Assistant S3, 58th Armored Rifle Battalions, 2d Armored  Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Assistant G1,  2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Assistant S3 and  Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge Platoon Leader, 386th Engineer Battalions, 49th Armored Division, Texas Army National Guard, Bryan, Texas; S1, Commander/Company B, S3,  l-8th Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, Company B, 3d Battalion, 3d Brigade and Assistant G1, U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Bliss, Texas; Assistant Inspector General (Investigations), Military Assistance Command, Republic of Vietnam; Senior Instructor and Chief, Attack Committee, Battalion and Brigade Operations Department, Fort Benning, ga; Combat Arms/Force Structure Advisor, Department of Defense Survey Team, Saudi Arabia; Foreign Area Officer, Iran, Afghanistan; Dep G3, 1st Infantry Division; Director, Plans and Training, Fort Riley; Deputy Brigade Commander, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Chief of Operations, United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, Jerusalem, (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt,, Israel); Chief, Middle East, Africa, South Asia Division, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.; Deputy Chief, U.S. Military Training Mission (U.S. MTM) and Chief, Joint Section, U.S. MTM Saudi Arabia; and Chief, Histories Division, U.S. Army Center of Military History, Wash D.C. | Colonel Sholly is a graduate of the Ranger and Airborne Courses and the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Fort Sherman, Panama Canal Zone.  He has also attended the Engineer Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses, the Infantry Officer’s Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.  He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute for the languages of Persian/Farsi and Afghan/Dari, in addition to the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute for Arabic. | His military awards include the Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal w/ two oak leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Medal for Valor w/ two oak leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal for five campaigns, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, North Carolina 0 Professional Development Ribbon and the United Nations Medal. His unit awards include the Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/ two oak leaf Clusters, Army Meritorious Unit Citation and various foreign awards.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1991

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01459