William R. Brownlee Ii
William Ray Brownlee II, was commissioned an infantry officer upon graduation from OCS Class 5, 13 May 1965. His first duty assignment was as an instructor, Ranger Training Command, Fort Benning, Georgia. | Colonel Brownlee’s Subsequent Duty Assignments: Platoon Leader/Executive Officer, 2/12 Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, Pathfinder Company And Headquarters Company 12th Combat Aviation Group, Republic of Vietnam; Student, Infantry Career Course, Fort Benning, Georgia; Deputy Commander/Senior Advisor, 41st Ranger Group, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion (AR), 50th Infantry, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; S3/Executive Officer, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 50th Infantry, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Assistant- G3 Training, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Plans Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, U.S. Army, Europe; Operations Aide to Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Europe; Battalion Commander, 19th Battalion, Redesignated 4th Battalion, 46th Armored Infantry Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Commander, Training Group, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Chief, Reserve Component Training Division, J-3 Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; and Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His Military Schools include: Ranger, Airborne, Pathfinder, Special Warfare (Jungle), Infantry Career Course, Command and General Staff College, United States Army War College and NATO Defense Course. Colonel Brownlee is a Graduate of the University of Nebraska and University of Kansas w/ a Masters Degree in Russian History and Middle East Studies. | Colonel Brownlee’s Military Awards: Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (3), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (5), Air Medal (2) V-Devices, Army Commendation Medal (4), Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry (2), Republic of Vietnam Honor Medal, Republic of Vietnam Ranger Badge, Republic of Vietnam Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, and the Aircraft Crewmember Badge.