LTC Gary Earls

LTC Gary Earls

Dates of Service: Dec 1966 - Aug 1995
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  • 2LT Nov 67
  • 1LT Nov 68
  • CPT Nov 69
  • MAJ Aug 82
  • LTC Jul 91
Commissioning Source:  OCS, Nov 1967

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I was born in Chicago, Ill in 1946 and in 1951 we moved to my Dad's home town of Whitley City, Kentucky. Dad was working for an auto transport company which moved us to Forest Park, Georgia in 1956. Grow up there and was drafted by the Army in 1966. After being Riffed in 1973, took the family to Daytona Beach, Fl to finish my college degree. Couldn't hide a flying job so I went to work for JC Penney Catalog. Still here in the Atlanta area.

Military Experiences

Feb 1970 - Jun 1970
Executive Officer
I was a very junior Captain and was selected to be the XO of the aviation company. We supported all of the division general officers and the chief of staff as well as other units.
Jun 1969 - Feb 1970
Section Leader
I was a section leader in Company C. 158th Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Divison
Nov 1967 - Aug 1968
Training Officer
I was a training officer for an Infantry Advanced Individual Training Company. We were supposed to have two training officers per company but there was one training officer per company. That made for long working hours.


(1 year, 1 month)
Jun 1969 - Jun 1970
Vietnam ribbon
Vietnam War
I was an assault helicopter pilot then a section leader. Then after seven months I became the executive officer of the 163rd Aviation Company. We flew the three generals of the 101st Airborne Division.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Aug 1968 - May 1969

May 1967 - Nov 1967

Infantry Officer Candidate School

Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

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