Herman H. James, Jr.

Herman H. James, Jr.

Herman H. James, Jr.

Colonel Herman Henry James, Jr. was commissioned an Engineer Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class Number 29, 5 May 1951. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 8th Engineer Battalion (Combat), 1st Cavalry Division, Korea. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commanding Officer, Company A, 8th Engineer Battalion, Japan; Commanding Officer, Company A, 645th Engineer Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; S-3, 645th Engineer Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Commanding Officer, Company D, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commanding Officer, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commanding Officer, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia; Training Officer, Headquarters V Corps, Frankfurt, Germany; Chief of Installations, Fort Benning, Georgia; Senior Province Advisor, Kien Hoa Province, Vietnam; Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 41st Infantry (Mech), 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; G-1, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commanding Officer, Logistical Support Command, USARSO (Canal Zone); Chief Plans, Operations and Management, Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics, Fifth U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Deputy Installation Commander, Fort Ord, California. | His military education and training includes: Engineer Officers Basic; Airborne Training; Infantry Officers Advanced Course; Command and General Staff College; United States Army War College. Colonel James, Jr. also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Georgia; Master of Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma. | His military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star w/V Device; Air Medal w/V Device and w/7 Oak Leaf Clusters; Purple Heart; Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; Vietnamese Medals: Gallantry Cross with Silver Star; Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star; Armed Forces Honor Medal; Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation; and several service medals.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Belvoir, Virginia

  • Key Assignment

    Deputy Installation Commander | Fort Ord, California

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1994

  • Branch Of Service

    Engineer

  • HF ID #

    HF_01685