William M. Whitesel
Colonel William M. Whitesel was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 19 April 1944, Class Number 322. His first duty assignment was as 81mm Mtr Platoon Leader, 39th Infantry Division, Germany; Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Platoon Leader, 310th Regiment, 78th Division, Camp Pickett, Virginia; Company Officer, Battery Company, G-3 LO and Aide, 9th Infantry Division, Germany and Fort Dix, New Jersey; Company Officer, Det Company, S-3 and Admin Assistant to AFFE Chief of Staff, JLC and AFFE, Japan; G-3 (Air), Asst to Chief of Staff and Company Commander, 8th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado and Germany; G-3 Operations Officer and ASJS, Headquarters Eighth USA and Headquarters UNorth Carolina/USFK, Korea; Executive Officer, 1st ARB, 41st Infantry, 2d AD, Fort Hood, Texas; Personnel Actions Officer, Infantry Branch, OPO, DA, Washington, D.C.; Asst Executive Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff Personnel (ODCSPER), Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Mechanized, 3d Armored Division, Germany; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, Headquarters, 5th United States Corps, Germany; Chief, Personnel, Plans and Analysis Division, G-1, Headquarters, United States Army Republic of Vietnam (USARV); Commander, DISCOM, 5th and 4th Infantry Division Mechanized, Fort Carson, Colorado; Director, Arms Con and Disarmament Studies, Department of Strategy, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Coordinator, Military Strategy Seminar and Director, Allied Military Strategy Studies, Department of Strategy, United States Army War College (USAWC), Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. | Colonel Whitesel's awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Purple Heart (Oak Leaf Cluster), Republic of Vietnam Medal (1st Class), Combat Infantryman Badge, General Staff Identification Badge.