James A. Patterson
Colonel James A. Patterson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 28 August 1942, Class Number 59. His first duty assignment was as Motor Officer, 2d Battalion, 331st Infantry. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Headquarters Company Commander, S1, 2d Battalion, 331st Infantry; Company Commander, 2d Battalion, 331st Infantry; Regimental S1, 331st Infantry; Regimental S4, 331st Infantry; Company Commander, 5th Infantry; Instr Tactics, Army National Guard, 32d Infantry Division, WI; Instructor Auto Dept, The Infantry School; Assistant G3 Plans, 3d Infantry Division, Korea; ACofS, G3, 3d Infantry Division, Korea; Equip Maintenance Officer, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC; Pers Staff Officer, ODCSPER DA; Dep Battle Gp Commander, 13th Infantry, Fort Riley, KS; ACofS, G1, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS; SEA Br, J1, CINCPAC, Camp Smith, HI; Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 3d Training Brigade, USATC, Fort Polk, LA; Commanding Officer, USARECSTA, Fort Polk, LA; Dir Pers, Eighth USA Spt Cmd, Korea; Chief M1 Pers Div, ODCSPER Fifth U.S. Army; D.CSPER, Fifth U.S. Army; Senior Army Adv, USA Adv Gp, FSH, Texas. | His awards and decorations include: Comabt Infantryman Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/5 Battle Stars, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal. | Military schools attended include: Off Mtr Maintenance Course, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff College, Air Gnd Ops.