Robert L. Fair


Robert L. Fair

Major General Robert L. Fair was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in November of 1944, Class number unknown. His first duty assignment was as Executive Officer, The Infantry School Headquarters and Service Group, GHeadquarters AFAAC/FECOM, Interr Center. | His subsequent duty assignment include:  Rifle Platoon Leader, Assistant S-3, Company B, 23d Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington; Tactical Instructor, Aide-de-Camp/Platoon Leader/Fire, 2d Infantry Division, 38th Infantry and the Division Small Unit and Tect; Direction Officer/Assistant Fire Direction Officer/Platoon Leader, HV Motor Company, 38th Infantry, Washington; Assistant Regimental S-3, Regiment, FECOM, Fort Lewis, Washington; Air Ground Ln Officer/Chief, School Division Branch-RA Division, Headquarters 2d Infantry, FECOM, Headquarters 6th; Assistant G-3, School Branch-RA Division/Chief School Branch Training, APSF, California; Assistant Regimental Executive Officer and Regimental S-3, Headquarters Company, 3d Infantry, Fort Myer, Virginia; Plans Officer, G-3, Headquarters, V Corps, Europe; Staff Officer, Joint War Plans Division, ODCSOPS, Washington D.C.; Atomic Weapons Planner/Operations Planner Mission Branch, SIOP Division, USA Elm Joint Strategic Target, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Secretary of the General Staff, Headquarters EUSA, USARPAC, Korea; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood Texas, Staff Officer/Chief Coordinator Div, DSGS (C&R)/Executive Officer to Vice Chief of Staff, Washington D.C.; Brigade Commander and Chief of Staff, HHC Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, USARPAC, Vietnam; Special Assistant to Director and Director of Management Information System, Office of the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C. | Major General Fair's awards and decorations include: Vietnam Campaign Medal, United Nations Service, Vietnam Psychological Operations Award (1st and 2d Class), Vietnam Medal of Honor 1st Class, Vietnam Medal of Honor 1st Class, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (with Gold and Bronze Stars), Vietnam Distinguished Service Medal (2d Class), Vietnam Service Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Korean Service Medal (6 Campaign Stars), National Defense Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), World War II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal (11 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Distinguished Flying Cross and the Silver Star.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Rifle Platoon Leader, Assistant S-3, Company B, 23d Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service
Major General

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