Western Kentucky University










Wilford D. Gower


(Retired, US Army, 1964)

WKU Class of 1940

Enter active duty 1942Second Lieutenant, Infantry, Camp Walters, Texas

Company Commander, 102d Infantry Division

Normandy, 1944-45

Company Commander, 407th Infantry Regiment

Assistant Professor of Military Science & Tactics,St. Thomas Military Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1947-50

Commanded Japanese Force of 5000, 1950-52(development of forerunner organization of present National Security Force of Japan)

Director of Department for Research and Development,
Infantry Board, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1952-55

MBA, Syracuse University, 1955-56

Chief of Planning, Far East Eighth US ArmySeoul, Korea, 1959-60

Director, Office of Assistant Chief of Staff,Research and Development, Pentagon, 1960

Ph.D., Business Administration, 1963Retired from active duty, 1964

Budget and property manager for 22,000 employee plantGeneral Manager, real estate company (27 offices)

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