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Richard Hillary Pleasant

Richard Hillary Pleasant, American health science facility administrator. Named Most Valueable Player award City Quarterback Club, South Center Athletic Conference halfback.


  • Pleasant, Richard Hillary was born on March 20, 1938 in McGregor, Texas, United States. Son of Ora Bernice (Mackey) Pleasant.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science cum laude, Paul Quinn College, 1961. Master of Arts, Incarnate Word College, 1976. Postgraduate, Command and General Staff College, 1983.


    • Attended infantry officer candidate school United States Army, commissioned Second lieutenant, 1967, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel. Commander Headquarters Company 2 Avation Battalion 2nd Infantry, Korea, 1968-1969, Company B, 2 52 Infantry 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, 1983-1986, Medical Company Darnall Army Hospital, Fort Hood, 1970-1971. Plans officer Office 5th Army Surgeon, 1971-1973.

      Chief, unit training Headquarters United States Army Health Services Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 1973-1976. Chief, advisory medical team Readiness Group Region VI, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 1976-1979. Chief, plans, ops.and training 98th General Hospital, Nuremberg, Germany, 1979-1982.

      Chief, plans and operations Academy Brigade, Academy Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, 1983-1986. Chief, special studies Directorate of Combat Development, Academy of Health Sciences, since 1986. Hospital Commander 16th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Fort Riley Kansas 1986-1988.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Treasurer Nuernberg American Scholarship Fund, 1979-1982. Chairman finance Mount Gillead Baptist Church, San Antonio 1984. President Reserve Officers Training Corps Parent's Association, Nuernberg 1980-1982.

    Member Big Red One Organization, United States Army Association, Reserve Officers Association.



    Fishing, hunting, jogging, weight-lifting.


    • Married Mable Lucile Blackwell, October 11, 1961. Children: Yvonne Michell Shelf, Richard Todd.
    • father: Ora Bernice (Mackey) P. Pleasant
    • spouse: Mable Lucile Blackwell
    • children: Yvonne Michell Shelf Pleasant
    • Richard Todd Pleasant
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    Born March 20, 1938