Samuel V. Wilson

Samuel V. Wilson

Samuel V. Wilson

Lieutenant General Samuel Vaughan Wilson was commissioned an Military Intelligence Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 17 August 1942, Class Number 50. His first duty assignment was as Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon Leader and Rifle Company Commander, 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional) (Merrill's Marauders), CBI Theater. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Instructor, Military Leadership, Academic Regiment, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; General Staff Officer, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C.; Intelligence Staff Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.; Staff Officer, Operations Coordinating Board  (National Security Council Staff) Washington, D.C.; Operations Officer, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.; Psychological Warfare Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.; Director of Instruction, U.S. Army Special Warfare School; Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.; Associate Director for Field Operations, U.S. Operations Mission/Saigon;Minister Counselor and U.S. Mission Coordinator, American Embassy/Saigon; Group Commander, 6th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Commander U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Institute for Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant Division Commander for Operations, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; U.S. Defense Attache, American Embassy, Moscow, USSR; Deputy Director for Estimates, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C. | Lieutenant General Wilson's awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm, Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star (V Device and Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster), Silver Star (Oak Leaf Cluster), Distinguished Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Distinguished Service Cross.

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  • Rank

    Lieutenant General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Distinguished Service Cross

  • Year Inducted

    1974

  • Branch Of Service

    Military Intelligence

  • HF ID #

    HF_00699