John Robertson

Staff member
Donald D.
  • UNIT
  • RANK
Lieutenant Colonel + Brigadier General
Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal
South Vietnam
born 14.9.1916 West Palm Beach,Florida
grew up Tampa,Florida
graduated Plant High School
graduated University of Florida
commissioned 2Lt Infantry Reserve 30.5.1938
attended law school,Columbia University
entered service 22.9.1940 (ROTC)
24th Infantry Regiment
advisor,12th Infantry,Philippine Army 1942
guerilla activities
C.O. 11th Infantry,Philippine Army 1945
U.S.M.A.,West Point (Dept of Military Psychology and Leadership,Tactical Dept) 1950
Armed Forces Staff College,Norfolk,Virginia 1953
NATO's Allied Forces Northern Europe until 1956
C.O. 3rd Training Regiment,Fort Jackson 1956
MAAG,Vietnam 1957
C.O. 77 (later 7) Special Forces Group October 1958
National War College 1960
Deputy Director of Developments for Special Warfare,Office of Chief of Research and Development 1961-64
Director of Special Warfare,Office,Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations 1964-65
Brigadier General
MACV-SOG (Chief SOG) May 1965-May 1966
Assistant Deputy Director,Defense Communications Planning Group August 1966- August 1967
Assistant Division Commander,82nd Airborne Division September 1967- October 1968
Director of Plans and Programs,Office of Chief of Research and Development October 1968- 1970
Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities to the Chairman,Joint Chiefs of Staff 1970 (SACSA)
retired 1971 (33 years service)
mid 1970s resided McLean,Virginia
vice president,BDM (Braddock,Dunn & McDonald) Corporation,Virginia (military think tank) (retired 1979)
Silver Star
Legion of Merit with 3 oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star,Army Commendation Medal
Air Medal
Vietnamese Army Distinguished Service Medal
died 24.5.2008 Sarasota,Florida
Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia
survived by 2 children
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