Jack M. Tumlinson


Jack M. Tumlinson

Colonel Jack M. Tumlinson was commissioned as an Infantry Officer after graduation of the Officer Candidate School Class 502, 25 October 1945. Colonel Tumlinson’s first duty assignment was as Battalion Motor Officer, 486 Anti-Aircraft Automatic Weapons Battalion (self-propelled), Heilbronn, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Officer, 18th IN Regiment, 1st IN Division, Europe; Assistant Regimental S-1, Headquarters 18th IN Regiment, Europe; Aide-de-Camp CG, Headquarters 3rd IN Division, Korea; Company Commander, 30th Regimental Combat Team, Fort Benning, Georgia; Combat Intelligence Staff Officer J-2 Joint Staff, Headquarters, Alaskan Command, Alaska; Company Commander, 1st Airborne Battle Group 327th IN, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Group Adjutant, 1st Airborne Battle Group 327th IN, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Executive Officer, Office of the Chief Army Reserve Department of the Army, Washington D.C.; Battalion Commander, 7th Aviation BN 7th IN Division, USARPAC, Korea; Chief, Plans and Policies Section Office of the Director of Instruction at The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief, European Middle East Branch Plans Directorate Office Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics Department of the Army, Washington D.C.; Group Commander, 164th Aviation Group Combat 1st Aviation BDE, USARPAC, Vietnam; Chief of Staff, 1st Aviation BDE, USARPAC, Vietnam; Deputy Aviation Officer, Headquarters U.S. Army Vietnam, USARPAC, Vietnam; Chief, Aviation Warrant Officer Branch Officer Personnel Directorate, Washington D.C.; Executive officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Development), Washington D.C.; Deputy Director For Distribution, Officer Personnel Directorate Military personnel Center, Alexandria, Virginia. | Colonel Tumlinsom's military awards and decorations include: Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (1Oak Leaf Cluster), Distinguished Flying Cross (1Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal (17 AWD), Army Commendation Medal (2Oak Leaf Cluster), World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany and Japan), National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal (1st Class), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Senior Army Aviation badge, Parachute Badge, and Army General Staff Badge. | Colonel Tumlinson retired from active duty on 1 March 1978 and practiced law until again retiring 31 December 2002.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Company Officer, 18th IN Regiment, 1st IN Division, Europe
Highest Award
Distinguished Service Medal
Graduation Year
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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