William D. Tidwell, Jr.
Major General William Doyle Tidwell, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 398-45 on January 26, 1945. His first duty assignment was as Executive Officer, Company F, 163d Infantry, South Pacific. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, Company H, 35th Infantry, Japan; Control Group, Indianapolis, IN; Commander, Company L, 87th Division, Nashville, TN; Assistant Post Headquarters Cmdt, Fort McClellan, AL, Commander, Heavy Weapons Company, 109th Infantry, Germany; Control Group, St Louis, MO; Adjutant, HHC, 345th Infantry Regiment, Nashville, TN; S-1, 1st Brigade, 345th Infantry, Nashville, TN; Executive Officer, 1st Brigade, 345th Infantry, Nashville, TN; Dep Commander, 1st Brigade, 345th Infantry, Nashville, TN; Executive Officer, 3d Brigade, 81st Infantry Division, Nashville, TN; Executive Officer, 303d TC Gp (MT), Nashville, TN; Camp Commander, 401st MP Camp (PW), Nashville, TN; Acting Commander, 290th MP Brigade (PW), Nashville, TN; Commander, 290th MP Brigade, (PW), Nashville, TN; USAR Control Group-Standby, St Louis, MO; Dep Commander, 81st ARCOM, Atlanta, GA; Commander, 412th Engineer Command, Vicksburg, MS. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal. | Military schools attended include: Advanced Infantry Officer Course, Advanced Transportation Officer Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Advanced Military Police Officer Course, Senior Reserve Component Officers Legal Course, U.S. Army War College.