Walter F. Johnston

Walter F. Johnston

Walter F. Johnston

Colonel Walter F. Johnston was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 10 August 1942, class number 47. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, Co C 100th Inf Bn (Sep), North Africa, Italy. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader and Company Commander, Co C, 100th Bn, 442nd Inf, Italy France; Rifle Company Commander, Co C 100th Bn 442d Inf, France, North Italy; Instructor, Technique of Rifle Fire and Rocket Group, The Infantry School, Wpns Dept, Fort Benning, Georgia; Heavy Weapons Company Commander, Co D, 15th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, Co C, D and Hvy Mtr Co, 31st Inf, Korea;  Asst G-3, Headquarters 7th Inf Div, Korea; Student, The Infantry School, Adv Off Course, Fort Benning, Georgia; National Guard Advisor, Florida Military District, Tallahassee, Florida; Student, C&GSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Bn Comdr, 2d ARB, 51st Inf, 4th Armd Div, Fort Hood, Texas; Combat Command Executive Officer, Headquarters Combat Command A, 4th Armd, Div, Germany; Bn Comdr, 2d ARB, 51st Inf, 4th Armd Div, Germany; Research and Development Coordinator, Headquarters USCONARC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Research and Development Coordinator, Headquarters U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Director, Infantry Material Testing, Headquarters U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Chief, Research and Development, U.S. Army Arcitc Test Center, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Arctic Test Center, Fort Greely, Alaska; Commanding Officer, U.S. Army Arctic Test Center, Fort Greely, Alaska; Deputy President, U.S. Army Infantry Board, Fort Benning, Georgia; President, U.S. Army Infantry Board, Fort Benning, Georgia. | Colonel Johnston's awards and decorations include: Bronze Star with V and w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart w/ Oak Leaf Cluster.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Commanding Officer | U.S. Army Arctic Test Center | Fort Greely, Alaska

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1969

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00372