Sherman P. Williford


Sherman P. Williford

Colonel Sherman H. Williford was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 17 April 1964, class number 4-64. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company A, 4th Battalion, 1st Training Bde, USATC, Fort Ord, CA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Aide-de-Camp, Hq, USATC, Fort Ord, CA; Platoon Leader, S3-Air Company Commander, 173d Abn Bde RVN;  Instructor, Leadership Com, Fort Benning, GA; Company Commander and Bn S3, 9th Infantry Division, RVN; Battalion S3, Division G3, 1st Cav Div, Fort Hood, Texas; Bn S3, 2d Bn (Ranger) 75th Inf, Fort Lewis, WA; Battalion Commander, 9th Tng Bn, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, ROK; Action Officer, DCSOPS, DA; Battalion Commander, 1st Bn (Ranger) 75th Infantry, HAAF, GA; Sp. Asst. AD.C-O, 82d ABN Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Cdr, 1st SFOD-D, Fort Bragg, NC; AD.C-O, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, General Staff Identification Badge, Parachutist Rigger's Badge. | Military schools attended include: Airborne School, Rigger School, Ranger, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, CMD Staff College, Army War College, Basic Mil FF.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Aide-de-Camp, Hq, USATC, Fort Ord, CA
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service
Brigadier General

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