Ronald R. Baskin
Colonel Ronald R. Baskin was commissioned an Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 1 November 1947, class number 12. His first duty assignment was as Assistant Executive Officer, B Battery, 469th Field Artillery (FA) Battalion. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Executive Officer, B Battery, 571st FA Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas; Platoon Leader, 594th Trans Truck Company, Giessen/Kitzingen and Nurberg, Germany; Platoon Leader/Motor Oficer/S-3/Commander, Headquarters 2d FA Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Battalion Motor Officer/Headquarters Battery Commander/Battalion Signal Officer, Headquarters 555th FA Battalion, Korea; GP Signal Officer, Headquarters 187th FA Group; Instructor, Motors Department, USA Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; S-3, Headquarters, 36th FA Battalion, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Motor Officer, Headquarters, 599th AFA Battalion, Erlangen, Germany and Headquarters 2d, 34th Arty, Erlangen/Nurnberg, Germany; Commander/S-4, Service Battery, 2d battalion, 34th Artillery, Nurnberg, Germany; S-2, Headquarters, 1st Missile Battalion 52d Artillery, Hanford Washington; S-3, Headquarters 4th Missile Battalion, 60th Arty, Redmond, Washington, S-2, Headquarters, 26th Air Defense Group, Fort Lawton, Washington; Senior Artillery Advisor, Advisory Team 51, 21st ARepublic of Vietnam Division, Vietnam; Chief, Missile Command Branch, Senior Officers, USAARMS, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Preventive Maintenance Department and C Missile Command Branch, USAARMS, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Staff Officer, Combat Development Branch/Chief, CD, Branch, Force Struction Division/Chief, Doctrine, Organization and Trp Test Branch, Doctrine and System Division/Chief, NATO Spt Branch, Artillery Special Weapons Division, ODCSOPS, Headquarters USAREUR and 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany; Executive Officer and Commander, HHB, 108th Arty Group, Vietnam; Chief, WINTEX/HIGH HEELS Control Group and Chief, USAREUR Operations Center, Operations Division, ODCSOPS, Headquarters USAREUR and 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany; Alcohol and Drug Control Officer, DPCA, USAARMC, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Commander, Headquarters Committee, USAARMC, Fort Knox, Kentucky. | His awards and decorations include: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross (Silver Star), Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster).