W. R. Baker

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After graduating first in the first Intelligence (Order of Battle) Analyst class course in 1971, he was assigned to the 571st Military Intelligence Detachment/525th Military Intelligence Group in Da Nang, Vietnam, and was present at the time of the Easter Offensive of 1972. Further assignments after Vietnam included positions as a Forward Area 24-hour Watch analyst, Electronic Order of Battle analyst for Syria, Lebanon, and the eastern littoral of Africa, Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War, and Poland during the Crisis at the European Defense Analysis Center/HQ, USEUCOM. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service, Joint Service, and Army Commendation Medals.

With a BS in Government from the University of Maryland and an MS from the University of Dayton, Bob also worked in industry and education. He has written several articles on the Easter Offensive of 1972, intelligence, and Vietnam for the Military Intelligence Bulletin/Marine Corps Intelligence Summary, American Intelligence Journal, Vietnam Magazine, and the Small Wars Journal.

(Also wrote about the Easter Offensive of 1972 for the VVFH Yellow Book: Indochina in the Year of the Rat – 1972.))