Wilfred K. Smith

SMITH,WILFRED
Wilfred K. Smith

Wilfred K. Smith

Colonel Wilfrid K.G. Smith was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 27 September 1945, class number 493. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader and Company Commander, 21st Infantry Training Regiment, Camp Roberts, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 465th Automatic Weapons Battalion and the Constabulary School Squadron European Theater of Operations Demonstration and Guard Troop, Germany; Platoon Leader and Company Commander, Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; S-3 Liaison Officer, 9th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; Company Commander, Company C, 29th Infantry Regiment, Okinawa, Japan; Company Commander, Company F, 14th Infantry Regiment, Korea; Company Commander, company K, 598th Airborne Regiment, Combat Team, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander and Regimental Adjutant, Support Company, 504th Airborne Infantry, Fort Bragg, North Carolina;  Deputy Information Officer, Headquarters, Western Area Command, Germany; Assistant Operations Officer, J-3, American Land Forces, Lebanon; Assistant Plans Officer, G-3, Headquarters, Western Area Command, Germany; Assistant Plans Officer, U.S. Army Garrison, Kaisersluatern, Germany; Instructor, Dept of Joint Combined and Special Operations, CGSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Battalion Commander, 101 st Airborne Division, 2d Battalion, 502d Airborne Infantry, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Deputy G-3, Headquarters I Force V, Vietnam; Operations Officer, Office of Direc of Special Studies, DA, Office of Chief of Staff; Chief, Politico, Military Division, Directorate of International Affairs, DA, Office, Deputy Chief of Staff; Commanding Officer, 2d Brigade, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge (2 awards), Silver Star, Purple Heart.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Commander | 2d Brigade | 24th Infantry Division | Fort Rilesy, Kansas

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1971

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00547