William S. Phillips
Colonel William Smith Phillips was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 4 November, class number 347. His first duty assignment was as Commander/Platoon Leader, 3d Platoon, F Co, 473rd Infantry, 5th Army, Italy during the PO Valley Campaign. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Infantry Reception and Training center, Camp Blanding, Florida; Company Commander, Infantry Reception and Training Center, Camp Croft, SC; Platoon Leader Commanding, Infantry Reception and Training Center, Camp Roberts, CA; Platoon Leader and Company Commander, company I, 102d Europe; Gunnery Officer, Heavy Motor company, 11th Infantry, 5th Division; Company Commander, Company A, 526th AIB, Fort Knox, KY; XO, 8th Army, HQ Special Troops, Korea; Assistant Professor of Military Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; Plans Officer, War Plans Branch, G-3 Division, HQ U.S. Army Communication Zone, Europe, Orleans, France; Chief, Military Personnel Division, D.CSPER, HQ, 3rd USA; XO, Office J-1, US Military Assistant Command, Vietnam; Chief Military Personnel Management, DSCPER, HQ USCONARC, Fort Monroe, VA; Inspector General HQ US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge and Bronze Star.