Samuel S. Thompson III

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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.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Commanding General | Joint Readiness Training Center | and Fort Polk | Fort Polk, Louisiana
Highest Award
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service
Brigadier General

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