Military Career

William Whitson gained a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy in 1948. He then pursued a twenty-two year military career in a variety of assignments including a topographic survey of the Philippines; General’s Aide at the United Nations; completion of a Ph.D. in international relations and economics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; instructor at West Point in the economics of national security and international relations; ranger and parachute training; advisor to the Dean of the Korean Military Academy; company command and battle group operations officer with the 82nd airborne division; Chinese language training; political analyst with the American Embassy in the Republic of China (Taiwan); political analyst with the American Consulate in Hong Kong; and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Systems Analysis.
 

(1930) NICHOLS FIELD (P-12s)

(1930) NICHOLS FIELD (P-12s)

(1930) 4th COMPOSITE SQDN

(1930) 4th COMPOSITE SQDN

(1944) THE POINT I,WWW _ WEW

(1944) THE POINT I (Whit and his father)

(1946) THE POINT IV, CAMID SUMMER

1946 - The Point IV, Camid Summer

(1947) THE POINT VI,SENEFF

1947 - The Point VI - SENEFF

(1948) THE POINT VIII, 2D LIEUTENANT.

1948 - The Point VIII, 2nd Lieutenant

(1948) THE POINT VII,GRADUATION

1948 - The Point VIII, 2d Lieutenant

(1950) ROMBLON SURVEYING CREW    Phillip

1950 - Romblon Surveying Crew - Philippines

(1954) USMA EURO

(1954) USMA EURO

(1958-59) 1 KMA, LEE HAN-LIM

(1958-59) 1 KMA, LEE HAN-LIM

(1958-59) 3 KMA, ADVISOR TO DEAN

(1958-59) 3 KMA, ADVISOR TO DEAN

(1958-59) 2 KMA

(1958-59) 2 KMA

(1960) FT. BRAGG IV

(1960) FT. BRAGG IV

(1961) 2 S-3, 501ST BATTLE GROUP

(1961) 2 S-3, 501ST BATTLE GROUP

(1961) 1 501st BATTLE GROUP

(1961) 1 501st BATTLE GROUP

(1963) 1 LEAVENWORTH

(1963) 1 LEAVENWORTH

(1970) RETIREMENT I

(1970) RETIREMENT I

(1970) SCUSA, WEST POINT

(1970) SCUSA, WEST POINT

(1970) RETIREMENT II

(1970) RETIREMENT II

WILLIAM WALLACE WHITSON

Whit's Military Ribbons and Medals

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