Wilder, William Bruce, COL

Aviation (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1972, 2728, Command and General Staff College (Staff)
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



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

 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) - Assoc. Page
  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) [Verified] - 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]

 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:
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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Master)

Parachutist (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, FA Officer Basic Course, 1st Battalion, 30th Field Artillery Regiment (Fort Sill, OK), F
  1960, Air Defense Officer Basic Course (Fort Bliss, TX), A
  1960, 2nd Battalion,1st Infantry Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), C
  1960, Aviation Fixed Wing (Fort Rucker, AL), A
  1961, Aviation Officer Rotary Wing Course (Fort Wolters, TX), A
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 35th Field Artillery Regiment101st Aviation Battalion7th Logistics Command2nd Armored Division
2nd Battalion, 20th Aerial Rocket Artillery (ARA) 1st Cavalry Division Airborne School7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry RegimentSchool Assignments - Staff
  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 (ARA) 1st Cavalry Division
  1965-1967, 1980, Airborne School
  1968-1969, 1981, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
  1969-1969, 9310, (92G) Food Service Specialist Course
  1970-1972, 2728, Command and General Staff College (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Defense Campaign (1965)/Battle of Plei Me1
  1965-1965 Operation Silver Bayonet - Battle of the Ia Drang/Battle for LZ X-Ray
  1965-1965 Defense Campaign (1965)/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 (1965-66)
  1966-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Georgia Institute of TechnologyDavidson CollegeCommand and General Staff CollegeUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City
Army 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
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