William C. Glisson

GLISSON,WILLIAM
William C. Glisson

William C. Glisson

Upon graduating from Infantry Officer Candidate School Colonel William C. Glisson served in Korea with Company C, 1st Bn, 7th Regiment, 3d Division as a Platoon Leader and Aide to AD.C., 3d Infantry Division. He returned to Fort Benning to serve as Company Commander and Assistant S3, 29th Infantry Regiment. From 1958 to 1960 he served as Assistant G3, 35th Infantry Division and Commanding Officer Company D, 1st Battalion Group, 27th Infantry, Hawaii. In 1960 he attended the University of Omaha. Upon his return to the Infantry Center, he served as an instructor from 1962-1964. He was the S3, 2d Bde, 7th Division while in Korea. He attended the University of Texas from 1966-1968 and earned his MA Degree. From 1968-1969 he served as Chief, Human Factors Branch, Behavioral Science Division, Washington, D.C. In 1970 while in Vietnam he served as Deputy Commanding Officer, 2d Bde, 1st Air Cav Division and Commanding Officer, 2d Bn, 8th Cav, 1st Air Cav Div. He returned to Washington as the Chief, Strategy Studies Branch, Strategy, Studies and Mobile Division; Chief, Curriculum Development, Department of Research and Studies Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. | Colonel Glisson’s awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal with V Device and three Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, 13 awards of the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, two awards of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Parachute Badge.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1972

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00577