Robert N. Bailey
Colonel Robert Nelson Bailey was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 17 June 1960, Class Number OC 3-60. His first duty assignment was as Basic Training Platoon Leader and Trainfire Instructor, Company E, 1st Battalion, 2d Training Regiment, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, USAR-ACR, San Diego, CA; S.F. S-4, USAR-S.F. ‘B’ Team, San Diego, CA; Platoon Leader, USAR-Infantry Company, Pasadena, Texas; Battalion S-1, Platoon Leader, 1-501 Airborne, 101 Airborne, Fort Campbell, KY; Company Commander, A/1-501 Airborne, Fort Campbell, KY; Company Commander, Battalion S-2, 4-503 Airborne, 173 Airborne Brigade, Vietnam; Company Commander, A/4-31 Infantry, 196 Infantry Brigade, Vietnam; Student, Infantry Officer Advance Course; Battalion Advisor, ARVN Airborne Division, Vietnam; Operations Officer, Headquarters, MASSTER, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion Executive Officer, 1-8 Cavalry, 1 Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Assistant PMS, ROTC, Arizona St U, Tempe, AZ; Student, Command and General Staff College; Infantry Coordinator, ARR IX, Pres of San Francisco, CA; Operations Officer, Ops Division, Headquarters AFCENT, Brunssum, NL; Student, Army War College; PMS, ROTC, Florida So Col, Lakeland, Florida; IG, Headquarters, Fourth Army, Fort Sheridan, IL. | His awards and decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star w/V and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/5 Campaign Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Cross of Gallantry w/Silver Star, Honor Medal 1st Class, Vietnam Campaign Medal. | Military schools attended include: Airborne, Infantry Officer Basic, Special Forces, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff College, Army War College, Inspector General.