William A. Bonnick
Colonel William A. Bonnick was commissioned an Artillery Branch Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 62-55, 8 March 1955. His first duty assignment was as Assistant Battery Executive Officer, 5th Field Artillery Battalion, Kitizingen, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battery Executive Officer, 802nd Field Artillery Battalion, Neu Ulm, Germany; Battery Commander, 302nd Field Artillery Battalion, Providence, Rhode Island; Battery Commander, 76th Regiment, Providence, Rhode Island; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 76th Division, Providence, Rhode Island; Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 76th Division, Providence, Rhode Island; Executive Officer, 76th Maneuver Training Command, Cranston, Rhode Island; Commanding Officer, 76th Maneuver Training Command, Cranston, Rhode Island. After three years on active duty he returned to the Reserve Components in Rhode Island, where he served in a variety of command and staff assignments for the next 28 years. | He is a graduate of Field Artillery Officer Candidate School; Field Artillery Advanced Course; United States Army Command and General Staff College. | His military awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal; the Army Commendation Medal; Member of the Field Artillery OCS Hall of Fame.