William C. Turk

William C. Turk

William C. Turk

Colonel William C. Turk was commissioned in Infantry Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School Class 63-67 on 6 November 1967. His first duty assignment was as Executive Officer, Company B, Transportation School Brigade, U.S. Army Transportation Center, Fort Eustis, Virginia. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Commander, Company B, 7th Aviation Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Republic of Korea;  Commander, HHC and Band, 7th Infantry Division Support Command, Republic of Korea; S3, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade, U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Commander, Co. E, 2nd Bn, 1st Tng Bde, U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Campbell, Kentucky;  S-4, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Republic of Vietnam;  Commander, Co. C, 3rd Bn, 187th Inf, 101st Airborne Division, Republic of Vietnam;  Assistant S3, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Republic of Vietnam;  Commander, 151st Stock Control Co., 15th Support Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington;  Commander, Co. B, 3rd Bn, 160th Inf, 40th Inf Bde (Sep), Los Angeles, California (CaliforniaL ARNG);  S1, 3rd Battalion, 160th Infantry, 40th Inf Div (Mech), Los Angeles, California (CaliforniaL ARNG);  S2/3, 40th Medical Battalion, 40th Inf Div (Mechanized), Long Beach, California (CaliforniaL ARNG);  Commander, HQ & Co A, 40th Med Bn, 40 I.D. (Mech), Long Beach, California (CaliforniaL ARNG);  Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Central Region O.E. Center, Camp Robinson, Arkanasas;  Chief, Eastern Region O.E. Center, Edgewood Arsenal Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland;  Plans Officer, Det. 3, STARC, Los Alamitos AFRC, Los Alamitos, California (CaliforniaL ARNG). | Colonel Turk earned a Master's degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills and is a graduate of the National Defense University's National Security Management Course (1982) and the National Defense Course (1983); the U.S. Army Organizational Effectiveness Staff Officer Course, Fort Ord, California (1980);  the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (1978);  the U.S. Army Infantry School's Ranger School (1974), Infantry Officer Advanced Course (1974), TOW Trainer Course (1974); Infantry Staff Refresher Course (1975) and Airborne Course (1970), all at Fort Benning, Georgia;the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences' AMEDD Officer Advanced Course (1976) and the AMEDD Theater Operations Course (1978), Fort Sam Houston, Texas; the School of the Americas' Jungle Warfare Course (1968), Fort Gulick, Canal Zone; the U.S. Army Aviation School's Aviation Staff Refresher Course (1979), Fort Rucker, Alabama;  the Federal Emergency Management Agency/ California Specialized Training Institute's Civil Disobedience Management Course (1972) and Earthquake and Disaster Planning Course (1987), both at Camp San Luis Obispo, California; the First Army CBR Officer's Course (1968), Fort Eustis, Virgina;  the Third Army Commander's Course (1969), Fort Campbell, Kentucky;  the Sixth Army Battalion Training Management System Course (1977), Fort MacArthur, California; Chief (IMassachusetts)-Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security Division, U.S. Army Aeromedical Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama. | His military awards include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, AirCrewman Badge, Ranger Tab, Bronze Star Medal w/ V device, Purple Heart, Air Medal w/ V Device, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Viet Campaign Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, and the Republic of Viet Nam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm Unit Citation.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1991

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01469