McMahon, Richard A., COL

Military Intelligence (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
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Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
1690-Military Intelligence Unit Commander
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Intelligence (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Rifle)
Service Years
1946 - 1979
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What are you doing now:
Writing articles and books, mostly in the travel field. Latest book, THE DARK SIDE OF GLORY, is a mystery/suspense novel in a military setting during the Korean War (Please Google the title for details).


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 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  6 Soldiers Remembered
  • Furio, Tony, SFC, (1947-1967)
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1946, Basic Training (Fort Knox, KY), D
 Unit Assignments
School Assignments - StaffBasic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School3rd Engineer Battalion1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Rifle)
1st Army Division East (First Army)Trieste United States Troops (TRUST)US Military Liaison Mission (USMLM), Commander-in-Chief of the Group of Soviet Forces (CINC GSFG)2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
8th Infantry DivisionDefense Intelligence Agency (DIA)Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV8th Radio Research Field Station Phu Bai
US Pacific Command (USPACOM)Army Security Agency (ASA)US Army Japan (USARJ), US Army Pacific (USARPAC)Defense Attache Office (USDAO), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Army Security Agency (ASA)US Army Element LANDSOTH
  1946-1946, The Armored Force School (Staff) Fort Knox KY
  1946-1947, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1947-1949, B Company, 3rd Engineer Battalion
  1950-1950, A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Rifle)
  1950-1951, A Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry (Rifle)
  1951-1952, 1st Army Division East (First Army)
  1952-1953, Trieste United States Troops (TRUST)
  1953-1953, Trieste United States Troops (TRUST)
  1953-1955, US Military Liaison Mission (USMLM), Commander-in-Chief of the Group of Soviet Forces (CINC GSFG)
  1955-1957, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1957-1960, 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1961-1963, 8th Infantry Division
  1963-1965, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  1966-1967, HHC, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV)
  1966-1967, 8th Radio Research Field Station Phu Bai
  1967-1968, US Army Element, HQ, PACOM (CINCPAC), US Pacific Command (USPACOM)
  1969-1971, Army Security Agency Field Station (USASAFS) FS Chitose
  1971-1973, US Army Japan (USARJ), US Army Pacific (USARPAC)
  1973-1974, United States Defense Attache Office, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam, Defense Attache Office (USDAO)
  1973-1974, United States Defense Attache, Vietnam, Defense Attache Office (USDAO)
  1974-1975, Army Security Agency (ASA)
  1975-1977, US Army Western Command (WESTCOM)
  1977-1978, US Army Element LANDSOTHEAST (USAE LSE), US Army Element LANDSOTH
  1978-1979, US Army Western Command (WESTCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland, European DivisionCommand and General Staff CollegeArmy War CollegeUniversity of Hawaii
  1953-1963, University of Maryland, European Division
  1965-1965, Command and General Staff College
  1968-1969, Army War College
  1985-1987, University of Hawaii
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