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Wilder, William Bruce, COL Aviation (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Colonel
Current/Last Service Branch
Aviation
Current/Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Current/Last Unit
1970-1972, 2728, Command and General Staff College (CGSC)
Previously Held MOS
15A-Aviation, General
1980-Fixed Wing Aviation Unit Commander
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
9310-Inspector General
2728-Military College Faculty Member
Service Years
1959 - 1987

Aviation

Colonel



Four Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Office of Secretary of Defense 1st Cavalry Division




 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Honorable Order of Saint Barbara


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Active in Rotary International-Past President of Rotary  Club of Kingsport, TN,
Vice President Board of Directors - Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN
Board of Directors - Aerial Rocket Artillery Association; Vice President, Secretary, Chaplain, and Columnist for the 1st Cav Div Saber.
Writing my first book for grand children.
Traveling the United States in our RV 5th wheel.
Winter in Parrish, FL

   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Master)

Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 35th Field Artillery Regiment101st Aviation Battalion7th Logistics Command2nd Armored Division
2nd Battalion, 20th Aerial Rocket Artillery (20th ARA)United States  Military Academy (USMA) 17th Cavalry Regiment/7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry RegimentQuartermaster School Advanced Individual Training AIT
Command and General Staff College (CGSC)
  1959-1960, 2nd Battalion, 35th Field Artillery Regiment
  1961-1963, 15A, 101st Aviation Battalion
  1963-1964, 1980, 7th Logistics Command
  1965-1965, 2nd Armored Division
  1965-1966, 1193, 2nd Battalion, 20th Aerial Rocket Artillery (20th ARA)
  1965-1967, 1980, United States Military Academy (USMA)
  1968-1969, 1981, 17th Cavalry Regiment/7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1969-1969, 9310, Quartermaster School Advanced Individual Training AIT
  1970-1972, 2728, Command and General Staff College (CGSC)
 Colleges Attended 
Georgia Institute of TechnologyDavidson CollegeCommand and General Staff CollegeArmy War College
  1955-1956, Georgia Institute of Technology
  1956-1959, Davidson College
  1969-1970, Command and General Staff College
  1971-1972, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  1979-1980, Army War College
  1990-1993, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
 Basic Combat Training
  1960, Fort Benning (2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Training Brigade), #8
  1960, Fort Sill (Field Artillery Officer Basic Course), FAOBC
  1960, Fort Bliss (Air Defense Officer Basic Course), AOBC
  1960, Fort Rucker (Aviation Fixed Wing), AAFW
  1961, Fort Wolters (Aviation Rotary Wing Course), 4QAA
 Combat and Operations History
  1965-1965 Defense Campaign 8 March to 24 December 1965 VSM Streamer/Battle of Plei Me1
  1965-1965 Operation Silver Bayonet - Battle of the Ia Drang/Battle for LZ X-Ray
  1965-1965 Defense Campaign 8 March to 24 December 1965 VSM Streamer/Operation Silver Bayonet - Battle of the Ia Drang
  1965-1965 Operation Silver Bayonet - Battle of the Ia Drang/Battle for LZ Albany, 17 - 20 Nov 1965
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign 25 December 1965 to 30 June 1966 VSM Streamer
  1966-1974 Vietnam War
 Military Association Memberships
1st Cavalry Division AssociationArmy Aviation Association of America (AAAA)George Washington ChapterMiddle Tennessee
VHPA of Florida Chapter The American Helicopter Society InternationalAerial Rocket Artillery Association
  1966, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  1973, Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)
  1973, Association of United States Army (AUSA), George Washington Chapter (Member) (Washington, DC, Washington, DC) - Chap. Page
  1980, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Middle Tennessee (Member) (Nashville, Tennessee) - Chap. Page
  2013, Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA), VHPA of Florida Chapter (Member) (Kingsport, Florida) [Verified]
  2013, The American Helicopter Society International
  2013, Aerial Rocket Artillery Association [Verified]
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