COL Gary Downs

COL Gary Downs

Dates of Service: Jun 1967 - Jun 1993
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  • 2LT Jun 67
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  • CPT Jun 69
  • MAJ Jun 77
  • LTC Jun 83
  • COL Jan 90
Commissioning Source:  USMA, Jun 1967

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Deployments

(4 years, 1 month)
Jan 1971 - Dec 1973
Germany
Germany
Served initially as Asst. S-3 2nd ACR in Nuremberg. Moved to Amberg in summer of 1971 to command I Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd ACR. After command , served as 3rd Squadron S-1 till return to CONUS.
Nov 1969 - Nov 1970
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Vietnam War
Assigned to A Troop, 7/17 Cavalry as Cobra pilot. Served as AH-1G Cobra Platoon Commander and A Troop Operations Officer. Operated initially for Camp Enari, Pleiku with deployments to Bam Me Thout for Cambodian operations. Moved to Camp Holloway and then to Phan Rang AFB.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

May 1989 - Dec 1989

Defense Systems Management College, Ft. Belvoir

Jan 1969 - Oct 1969

U S Army Flight School

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jan 1980 - Dec 1980

U S Navy Test Pilot School

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1963 - 1967

United States Military Academy (USMA, West Point)

Bachelor's Degree, Military Arts & Sciences

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