Virgil L. Packett III

Virgil L. Packett III

Virgil L. Packett III

Lieutenant Colonel Virgil Lester Packett was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 5-72, 6th PLT, 52nd CO, 5th BN, 29 August 1972. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Basic Combat Training Brigade, Fort Ord, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Battalion S3, 2d Bn, 1st BCT BDE, Fort Ord, California; Aviation Section/Platoon Leader, 3BDE, 101st Abn Div (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Infantry Platoon Leader, A Company, 1st Battalion, 503 Infantry, 101st Abn Div, (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion S1, 1-503 Inf, 101st Abn Div, (Air Assault) Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 503 Inf, 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Assistant S3, 3d BDE, 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Executive Officer, Company B, 3 Aviation Battalion Combat, 3rd Infantry Division, Giebelstadt, Germany; Deputy Installation Commander, Giebelstadt Army Airfield, Giebelstadt, Germany; Commander, Company A, 3 Aviation Battalion Combat, 3rd Infantry Division, Giebelstadt, Germany; Assistant G3 (PLANS), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Brigade S3, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division Aide-de-Camp to Commanding General, III (US) CORPS, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, 6th Squadron, 6 U.S. Cavalry, Apache Training Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, 6th Squadron, 6 U.S. Cavalry, 11th Aviation Brigade, VII Corps, Illesheim Army Air Field, Germany; Commander, 6th Squadron, 6th U.S. Cavalry, Southwest Asia; Deputy Brigade Commander, 11th AVN BDE, Illesheim AAF, Germany; National Security Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Strategic Planner, J-5, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Executive Assistant, Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy, J-5, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

More Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    1994

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01705