Samuel S. Thompson III

THOMPSON III,SAMUEL
Samuel S. Thompson III

Samuel S. Thompson III

Brigadier General Samuel S. Thompson III was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 3-70, 1 May 1970. His first duty assignment was as Close Combat Instructor, Basic Combat Training, Fort Ord, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Scout Platoon Leader, 2d Battalion, 6th Infantry, Aide-de-Camp and Secretary of the General Staff, Berlin Brigade, Berlin, Germany; Executive/Operations Officer, Berlin Brigade Aviation Detachment; S-3, Commander, CSC, and S-4, 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington; Commander, C Company, 7th Combat Aviation Battalion, Fort Ord, California; Operations Officer, AH-64 OT II Battalion Executive Officer, 7th Combat Aviation Battalion; Deputy Commander, Headquarters Command, Fort Ord, California; Commander, 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Chief of Plans Division and Assistant Chief of Staff, C-5, Combined Forces Command, Seoul, Korea; Commander, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Commander, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Chief of Staff, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Assistant Division Commander, Operations, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Commanding General, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Brigadier General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Commanding General | Joint Readiness Training Center | and Fort Polk | Fort Polk, Louisiana

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    1997

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01891