Walter B. Daniel
Colonel Walter B. Daniel was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 20 December 1960, Class Number OC 1-61. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company D, 2d BG, 5th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, Company E, 2d BG, 5th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; Company Commander, Company E, 1st BG, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; Platoon Leader, 2d BG (Abn), 503d Infantry, Okinawa; Company Commander, Company S 1st Battalion (Abn), 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade, Okinawa and Vietnam; Instructor Ranger Department, Fort Benning, GA; S3, 2d Battalion (Abn), 508th Infantry, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Advisor, III Corps Tactical Zone, Vietnam; S3, 1st Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Inspector General, Military District of Washington, D.C; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 32 Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, CA; Chief War Plans, NATO Headquarters, Izmir, Turkey; Chief Readiness Division and Executive Officer to the DCSOPS, FORSCOM Headquarters, Fort McPherson, GA; Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, Headquarters Third United States Army, Fort McPherson, GA. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Bronze Star w/V Device (5 awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/ Gold Star, Distinguished Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm. | Military schools attended include: Airborne School, Ranger School Infantry Advance Course, Instructor Training Course, Command and General Staff College, Inspector General Course, and Defense Institute for Security Assistance and Military Sales. | Colonel Daniel graduated from Mercer University, Atlanta, GA in 1976 with a degree in Accounting.