James A. Evard
Colonel James A. Evard was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 18 July 1952, class number 19. His first duty assignment was as Instructor, Weapons Department, USA Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Aide-de-Camp, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, Fort Ord, California; Commander, Co C, 2d Bn Combat Team, Iceland; Professor of Military Science, ROTC Detachment, Campaign Jesuit High School, Wisconsin; Brigade S-1, 1st Brigade, 25th Division, Hawaii; Battalion S-3, Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Staff Operations Officer, Pacific Division, Opns Directorate, ODCSOPS, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 2d Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Commander, 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Staff Operations Officer, Pacific Division, J-3, OJCS, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Commander, 2d Battalion, 38th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Korea; Director, U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Dix, Directorate of Plans and Training, Fort Dix, New Jersey. | His awards and decorations include: Parachutist Badge; Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Joint Chiefs of Staff ID Badge; Army General Staff ID Badge; Army Commendation Medal; Air Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Bronze Star Medal; (w/V) (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Legion of Merit.