James C. Larsen
Colonel James C. Larsen was commissioned an Infantry Officer on 8 August 1986, Class 3-86. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, C Company, 2d Battalion, 23d Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, C Company, 2d Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger, Fort Lewis, Washington; Executive Officer, C Company, 2d Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion S3 Air, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, and Commander, C Co, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; Battalion Adjutant, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger and Company Commander, A Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Tactics Instructor, USA Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Battalion S3, 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion Executive Officer, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division; Division Senior Planner, 3d Infantry Division, Task Force Eagle, Bosnia; Brigade Executive Officer, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Deputy G3,101st Airborne Division; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Deputy Chief, J3 Plans, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, Regional Security Integration Command, Gardez, Afghanistan; Commander, Warrior Transition Brigade, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Colonel Larsen has eight deployments to combat and one in support of Peace Operations. | His military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (5 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (5 Oak Leaf Cluster), Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge with Combat Star, Pathfinder Badge, and Air Assault Badge. | Colonel Larsen is a graduate of U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and War College and holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science, a Master’s Degree in Military Arts and Science, and a Master’s Degree in International Security Studies.