William R. Bentley
Colonel William R. Bentley was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 March 1953. His first duty assignment was as Medical Evacuation Pilot, 50th Helicopter Ambulance Detachment, Korea. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Operations/Maintenance Officer, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Medical Supply Officer, USA Hospital, Fort Meade, Maryland; Medical Evacuation Pilot, Operations Officer, Supply Officer, 421st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) Germany; Staff Medical Supply Officer, 5th Logistical Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Operations Officer/Med Evac Command Pilot, 498th Medical Company, Air Ambulance; Executive Officer, U.S. Army Hospital, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Battalion Commander/Ground Evacuation, 61st Medical Battalion, Vietnam; Operations Officer, Office of the Surgeon, CONARC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Executive Officer, USA MEDDAC, Fort Ord, California. | Colonel Bentley's military education and training includes: Army Aviation School, Army Medical Dept Career Course, Hospital Administration Graduate School. | His awards and decorations include: Air Medal w/ 12 Oak Leaf Clusters and V Device, Bronze Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Order of Merit In Hung, VN Cross of Gallantry.