Vannes, Clayton Lee, COL

Signal Corps (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
25A-Signal Officer
Current/Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1989-1990, 25A, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Previously Held MOS
1542-Communications Chief
0210-Signal Officer
0205-Communications and Electronics Staff Officer
1010-Combat Signal Unit Commander
Service Years
1955 - 1990
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of Saint Michael

Signal Corps

Special Forces


Five Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Joint Communications Support Element Army Staff Identification Infantry Shoulder Cord United States Readiness Command

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Tampa-St Pete ChapterSignal Corps Regimental AssociationSuncoast ChapterChapter LX - The Richard J. Meadows Chapter
Joint Communications Support Element Veterans Association (JCSEVA)
  1962, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Tampa-St Pete Chapter (MacDill AFB, Florida)
  1964, Signal Corps Regimental Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1965, Association of United States Army (AUSA), Suncoast Chapter (Life Member) (Tampa, Florida) - Chap. Page
  1980, Army War College Foundation - Assoc. Page
  1991, Special Forces Association, 60, Chapter LX - The Richard J. Meadows Chapter (Finance Officer) (MacDill AFB, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, Joint Communications Support Element Veterans Association (JCSEVA) [Verified]

 Additional Information
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Master Parachutist
Recoilless Rifle
Auto Rifle
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 274th Infantry 77th Special Forces GroupSpecial Forces Units82nd Signal Battalion (Airborne)
39th Signal Battalion HQ, US Army Cadet Command2nd Field Force Vietnam (II Field Force)US Army Strategic Communications Command (USA STRATCOM)
Marine Corps Command and Staff CollegeUS Readiness CommandJoint Communications Support Element (JCSE)United States European Command (USEUCOM)
93rd Signal BrigadeDepartment of the Army (DA)United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
  1955-1957, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 274th Infantry
  1957-1958, 1542, 77th Special Forces Group
  1957-1958, 77th Special Forces Group
  1958-1962, 12th Special Forces Operational Detachment (Regiment)
  1962-1964, 0210, 82nd Signal Battalion (Airborne)
  1964-1965, HHC, 39th Signal Battalion
  1965-1967, 82nd Signal Battalion (Airborne)
  1967-1969, 25A, ROTC Ripon College (Cadre), HQ, US Army Cadet Command
  1969-1970, 0205, 2nd Field Force Vietnam (II Field Force)
  1970-1973, 0205, US Army Strategic Communications Command (USA STRATCOM)
  1974-1974, Marine Corps Command and Staff College
  1974-1976, J-6, US Readiness Command
  1976-1978, Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE)
  1979-1980, 1010, 82nd Signal Battalion (Airborne)
  1981-1983, 25A, United States European Command (USEUCOM)
  1983-1985, 25A, 93rd Signal Brigade
  1985-1989, DA Staff
  1989-1990, 25A, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
 Colleges Attended 
Saint Norbert CollegeUniversity of Southern California
  1958-1962, Saint Norbert College
  1970-1974, University of Southern California
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