William A. Hussong, Jr.
Colonel William A. Hussong, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1964. His first duty assignment was as a Training Officer, Post S3, Fort Meade, Maryland. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander/S-4, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Airborne (Mechanized), Mainz, Germany; Company Commander/S-4, 5/7th Battalion, 1st Armored Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Plans Officer/Instructor, United States Military Academy, West Point; Operations Officer, Third Regional Area Command, Vietnam; Faculty Member, Reserve Officer Training Command (ROTC), University of Arizona; Action Officer/Mid-East Terrorism and Assistant Executive Officer, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence; Assistant Director, Army Staff, Office of the Army Chief of Staff, Operations Officer, Combined Field Army, Korea; Assistant Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Intelligence/Security Command; Presidential Emergency Plans Officer, White House Military Office; Emergency Plans and Operations Advisor, Federal Emergency Management Agency. | Colonel Hussong's awards and decorations include: Silver Star; Soldiers Medal; Bronze Star w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Medal for Valor w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart; Defense Superior Service Award; Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; various foreign awards; Combat Infantry and Airborne Badges; Army Staff Badge; Presidential Support Badge. | At the time of his induction, he was working for Systems Research and Applications (SRA) Corporation, Arlington, Virginia and Program Manager - National Security Emergency Preparedness.