Walter B. Daniel

Walter B. Daniel

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.

Additional Information

  • Rank


  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted


  • Branch Of Service


  • HF ID #