Frank Haynes grew up in rural east Texas and graduated from a small community high school in 1958. He attended Texas A&M University where he earned a B. S. Degree in Physical Education, with teaching minors in Math, Zoology, and English. While attending college, he participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation.
During a 30 year career he held numerous command and staff positions from Infantry Platoon Leader to Deputy Director of Personnel, Manpower and Support at the Unified Command. He completed Army Aviation training in 1964 and served three tours in Vietnam as a combat pilot from 1965 to 1973.
Frank also earned an M. S. Degree in Education Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, followed by a tour as Assistant Professor Of Military Science at that University.
He later served as the US Army representative to the Personnel Department of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. His final active duty assignment was as the Inspector General for the Kentucky National Guard.Following retirement for the Army, Frank established a beef cattle operation on his farm in the west end of Franklin County and then worked ten years for Southern States as a Sales Representative working with farmers in Franklin, Anderson, and surrounding counties.
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