Topper, John, COL

Infantry (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Colonel
Current/Last Service Branch
Infantry
Current/Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1989-1991, 11A, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
Previously Held MOS
111.1-Rifleman
91A10-Medical Corpsman
91B10-Medical Specialist
11A-Infantry Officer
Service Years
1959 - 1993

Infantry

Colonel


 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of Saint Maurice


 Military Association Memberships
Association of United States Army (AUSA)Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Reserve Officers Association (ROA)Army War College Foundation
Military Order of the Purple HeartDisabled American Veterans (DAV)General
  1965, Association of United States Army (AUSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1965, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1980, Reserve Officers Association (ROA) [Verified]
  1986, Army War College Foundation [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1986, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, National Infantry Association (NIA), General (Member) [Verified]


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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1959, 2nd Armored Rifle Battalion, 50th Infantry, 2nd Armored Division (Fort Hood, TX), A/3
  1964, Infantry Officer Candidate School (Fort Benning, GA), A
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment (Cadre)US Army AMEDD Center & School (Staff) Fort Sam Houston, TXAviation Center and School1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division
1st Battalion, 26th Infantry2nd Battalion, 41st Infantry 2nd Armored Division1st Battalion, 50th Infantry
1st Cavalry Division 4th Infantry Division173rd Airborne Brigade5th Army (Fifth Army)
123rd Regional Readiness Command766th Transportation BattalionCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident CourseUS Army Europe (USAREUR)
7th Army Reserve Command (ARCOM), HQ, 7th ArmyArmy War College (Staff)US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  1959-1959, 111.1, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment (Cadre)
  1959-1959, 91A10, US Army AMEDD Center & School (Staff) Fort Sam Houston, TX
  1959-1960, 91A10, Aviation Center and School
  1959-1961, 91A10, 1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division
  1961-1962, 91B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry
  1963-1964, 91B10, US Army AMEDD Center & School (Staff) Fort Sam Houston, TX
  1964-1966, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 41st Infantry
  1964-1967, 1542, 2nd Armored Division
  1964-1967, 1542, 2nd Armored Division
  1966-1967, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 41st Infantry
  1967-1968, 1542, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry
  1967-1968, 1542, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  1968-1968, 1542, 4th Infantry Division
  1968-1969, 1542, 173rd Airborne Brigade
  1969-1973, 1542, 5th Army (Fifth Army)
  1969-1979, 1542, 123rd Regional Readiness Command
  1976-1979, 1542, 766th Transportation Battalion
  1979-1979, 11A, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1979-1982, 11A, 5th Army (Fifth Army)
  1982-1984, 11A, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1984-1986, 7th Army Reserve Command (ARCOM), HQ, 7th Army
  1986-1987, 11A, Army War College (Staff)
  1987-1993, 11A, HQ Forces Command (FORSCOM)
  1989-1991, 11A, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Cedar Falls
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Colleges Attended 
Army Staff CollegeArmy War College
  1964-1967, Mary Hardin Baylor College
  1976-1979, Army Staff College
  1986-1987, Army War College
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