William D. Akridge
Colonel William D. Akridge was commissioned an Infantry Officer from Officer Candidate School 15 May 1967. His first duty assignment was as an OCS Tactical Officer, 72d Company, 7th Student Battalion, 4th Student Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Instructor, Headquarters, Committee Group, U.S. Army Training Company, Fort Benning, Georgia; Executive Officer and Rifle Platoon Leader, Company C, 3d Battalion, 503d Infantry, 173d Airborne Brigade, Republic of Vietnam; Foreign VIP Officer, Protocol Division, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, 42d Company, 4th Student Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant operations Officer and Operations Officer, USARV TAG (TF3AE), Republic of Vietnam; Company Commander, Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Basic Training Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. | His U.S. Army Reserve assignments include: Control Group (Reinforcement): Instructor, Audio-Visual Officer and Assistant Operations Officer, 3388th U.S. Army Reserve School, Tampa, Florida; Commanding Officer, 372d Public Affairs Detachment, Tampa, Florida; Control Group (Reinforcement); Public Affairs Officer, 120th ARCOM, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; and Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Headquarters, 120th ARCOM, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.