William C. Schweitzer


William C. Schweitzer

Colonel William Chester Schweitzer was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School Class 60-1, 20 December 1960. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company B, 1st Battle Group, 5th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Battle Group S-3, 1st Battle Group, 5th ID, Fort Riley, Kansas; Platoon Leader, CO. B, 503d Aviation Battalion, 3d AD, Germany; Battalion Motor Officer, 503d Aviation Battalion, 3d AD, Germany; Commander, CO. E, 122d Maintenance Battalion, 3d AD, Germany; Scout Platoon Leader, HHC, 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Commander, D Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th ID, Vietnam; Tactics Instructor, Command and Staff Department, United States Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Brigade S-3, 2d Brigade, 1st ID, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion Executive Officer, 4th Battalion, 63d Armor, 1st ID, Fort Riley, Kansas;  Commander, Armed Forces Entry Station, USA Recruiting Command, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Commander, 1st Battalion, School Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Assignment Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Division, MILPERCEN, Alexandria, Virginia; Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Operation, 21st Theater Army Area Command, Germany; Commander, U.S. Army Liaison Group, Headquarters, USAir Forces Europe, Germany. | Colonel Schweitzer was serving as the Plans and Exercises Action Officer, Warrior Preparation Center, Germany, at the time of his induction. He was also employed by Science Applications International Corp.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Assistant Battle Group S-3, 1st Battle Group, 5th ID, Fort Riley, Kansas
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