James B. Lyle
Lieutenant Colonel James B. Lyle was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1941, Class Number 3-41. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 1st Ranger Battalion, British Isles, North Africa. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, 1st Ranger Battalion, Algerian, Tunisian, Sicilian and Italian Campaigns; Instructor, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Commander, 29th Infantry Regiment, Germany; Post Commander, Bremerhaven POE, Germany; Junior Analysts, Personnel Record Board, Pentagon; Student, Officers’ Advanced Course, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Executive Officer, 11th Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Korea; Chief of Plans Branch, G-3 Section, Headquarters, Third Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Student, CGSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Chief of Plans Br, G-3 Section, Headquarters, Third Army, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief of Orgn Branch, G-3 Section, Headquarters, US Forces, Austria; Secretary General Staff, Headquarters, SETAF, Austria and Italy; Post Commander, Verona-Vicenza Military Post, Vicenza, Italy; Battalion Commander, 52d Armd Inf Bn (Scty), Vicenza, Italy. | His awards and decorations include: the Silver Star.