Tommy R. Franks

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Tommy R. Franks

Tommy R. Franks

Lieutenant General Tommy R. Franks (later General) was commissioned an Artillery Officer upon graduation from Artillery Officer Candidate School, 14 February 1967. His first duty assignment was as Assistant Executive Officer, Battery A, 4th Battalion, 28th Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Liaison Officer, 2d Battalion, 4th Artillery, 9th Infantry Division, United States Army, Vietnam; Assistant S-3, 2d Battalion, 4th Artillery, 9th Infantry Division, United States Army, Vietnam; Commander, Battery D, 1st Training Brigade, United States Army Training Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Operations and Training Staff Officer, United States Army Field Artillery Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Commander, Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army Europe, Germany; S-3, 1st Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army Europe, Germany; Assistant S-3 (Operations), 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army Europe, Germany; Commander, 84th Engineer Company Command and Control Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army Europe, Germany; Commander, Howitzer Battery, 1st Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army Europe, Germany; Assistant S-3 (Operations), 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army Europe, Germany; Inspector General/Investigator, United States Army Inspector General Agency, Washington, D.C.; Staff Officer, Congressional Actions Team, Analysis and Reports Division, Management Directorate, later Executive Officer, Officer, Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army, Washington D.C.; Commander, 2d Battalion, 78th Field Artillery, VII Corps, United States Army Europe, Germany; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, III Corps and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Assistant Division Commander (Mechanized), 1st Cavalry Division (DESERT STORM), Saudi Arabia; Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Assistant Commandant, United States Army Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Director, Louisiana Maneuvers Task Force, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Assistant Chief of Staff, C-3/J-3/G-3, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command, United States Forces, Korea; Commanding General, 2d Infantry Division, Korea.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Sill, Oklahoma

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    2000

  • Branch Of Service

    Field Artillery

  • HF ID #

    HF_02013

  • DM ID#

    DM_00007