William A. Mckean

William A. Mckean

William A. Mckean

Colonel William McKean rose from Platoon Leader to Battalion Executive Officer of the 313th Infantry Division. In 1947 he was a Professor of Military Science at Glouster High School, Massachusetts. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Post S-3, 7810th SCU, Nurnberg EUCOM; Instructor, Infantry School, Fort Benning; Chief Instructor Tac Unit, Executive Officer, TNG Division, The Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Executive Officer, 7th Infantry Division; CO, Spt Gp and Dep Gp Commander, 101st Airborne Division, Dep Gp Commander, 501st Infantry, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; BG Commander, 27th Infantry, USARPAC, Hawaii; Chief Tng Officer, OAC of S, G-3, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Chief, Infantry Branch, OPD, DA, Washington, D.C. | Colonel McKean is a graduate of Airborne and Advance Career Course at Fort Benning; CGSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Armed Forces Staff Course, Norfolk, Virginia; the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. | His awards and decorations include: the Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star Medal; ACM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; Combat Infantryman Badge; Master Parachutist Badge.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1995

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01752