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.