James B. Ralph, Jr.
Colonel (later Brigadier General) James R. Ralph, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 March 1954, class number 17. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Honor Guard, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Adjutant, 2d Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, Munich, Germany; Civil Affairs Officer, Detachment Commander, Assistant Adjutant/ Assistant AG and MPO, 24th Infantry Division, Augsburg, Germany; Chief, PMB, MPD & PSD, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky,; Project Officer, USAAGS, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; AG, MAAG, Libya, North Africa; AG, Americal Division, Vietnam; Chief, Management Analyst, OCSA, Washington. D.C.; DOI, USAAGS, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Director, Training and Education, USAIA; Chief, Concepts and Doctrine Division USAPACDA, ADMINorth CarolinaEN; Director, Combat Development Integrating Office, USAPACDA. | His awards and decorations include: AGSIB, Senior Parachutist Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Staff Service Medal, Vietnam Honor Medal (1st Class), Vietnam Commendation Medal (4), National Defense Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Medal, Air Medal (2 Award), Meritorious Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit.