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Honorary Colonel of the Regiment (HCOR)

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COL (R) Jim Dingeman

Colonel James W. Dingeman graduated from the United States Army Military Academy, West Point, New York in 1948 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Infantry.  He earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University in 1960.  

During the early part of his career, Colonel Dingeman served with the 351st Infantry Regiment in Trieste, Italy and as Asst PMS&T at Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In Korea, he was assigned as Assistant G3 - Operations, 7th Infantry Divsion as Aide-de-Camp to CG I Corps (GP). Following graduation from command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he attended Graduate school at Syracuse University. He then moved to the Washington D.C. area where his assignments included HQ MDW, Army Aide to Military Representative of the President, Executive Secretary Special Group (Counterinsurgency) on duty in the White House. During this latter assignment he was Special National Security Assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

Colonel Dingeman then served in Comptroller Division, Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe and as commander of the 2d Battallion (Ambl), 48th Infantry and 2d Battalion, 36th Infantry, 3d Armored Division (Spearhead) in Germany. 

In Vietnam he served as Commander of the 2d Battalion (Ambl), 12th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division and as Assistant Chief of Staff G5 (CORDS) at HQ USARV.

Subsequent assignments include duty within Headquarters, Comabt Developments Command, Fort Belvior, Virginia, and as Commander, 4th Training Brigade (BCT) at the US Army Armor Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Colonel Dingeman's assignments at Fort Benning included: Director, Leadership Department; Chief, Office of Management and Budget, US Army Infantry School; and as Comptroller, US Army Infantry Center.

Colonel Dingeman assumed his duties as Comptroller, US Army Support Command, Hawaii in May 1976.

Colonel Dingeman completed studies at the Command and General Staff College in 1959 and the National War College in 1968.

Colonel Dingeman can be contacted at 703.780.0330 or

Decorations & Badges

Silver Star
Legion of Merit w/4 OLCs
Air Medal w/20 OLCs
Army Commendation Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Gold Star
Vietnamese Honor Medal, 1st Class
Ranger Tab
Parachutist Service Badge
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Vietnamese Unit Cross of Gallantry w/Palm
Vietnamese Unit Civic Actions Medal

Honorary Sergeant Major of the Regiment (HSGMOR)



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Doug Warden (Company C, 1/12th Cavalry)

Doug was drafted in June, 1966 and served seven years on active duty. He served in Vietnam with C Company, 1st BN, 12th Cavalry, from May, 1967 to May, 1968. He was a rifleman, RTO, squad leader, platoon sergeant and platoon leader for the 3rd platoon of Charlie Company. Doug also served with the 1st Special Forces Group (ABN) from 1970 to 1973. He was awarded two Silver Stars, the Soldiers Medal, the Bronze Star w/ V, three Purple Hearts, the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and Parachutist Badge, among others. He was medically retired from the Army in 1973 after injuries sustained from a cable malfunction and separation on a 34 foot parachute tower, while a participant of jumpmaster school with the 1st Special Forces Group on Okinawa in 1972.

He graduated from Webster University in 1980 with a degree in Business Management and attended graduate school at Oklahoma City University. He worked for AT&T until he retired in 1993. He retired again in 2006 after spending over 10 years with Gartner, Inc. He is a life member of the DAV, VFW, Military Order of the Purple Heart, the 1st Cavalry Division Association, the Special Forces Association and the 12th Cavalry Regiment Association. In 2011 he was awarded the title of Distinguished Member of the 12th Cavalry Regiment by the Army’s Chief of Armor.

Doug has been married to his wife, Marty, since 1968 and they have two children and five grandchildren. Doug can be contacted by e-mail at

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