James Castrale

James Castrale

James Castrale

Colonel James Castrale was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 3 July 1942, class number 27.  His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company I, 381st Infantry Regiment, 96th Infantry Division, Camp Adair, Oregon. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Company Executive Officer, Commander,  Co I, 381st Inf Regiment, 96th Inf Div, Camp Adair, Oregon; Commander, Co L, 273d Inf Regiment, 69th Inf Div, Camp Shelby, Mississippi; CO, Co K, 273d Inf Regiment, 69th Inf Div, Camp Shelby, Mississippi; CO, Co I, 273d Inf Regiment, 69th Inf Div, Camp Shelby, Mississippi and European Theatre; CO, Co G, 116th Inf Regiment, 29th Inf Div, European Theatre, CO, Co A, 309th Inf Regiment, 78th Inf Div, European Theatre; CO, Co C, 309th Inf Regiment, 78th If Div, European Theatre, Regimental Commo Off, Headquarters, 309th Inf Regiment, 78th Inf Div, European Theatre; Processing for movement to FECOM, Processing Center, Korea; CO, Co L, 31st Inf Regiment, 7th Inf Div, FECOM, Korea; Bn S4, Bn XO, Headquarters Co, 3d Bn, 31st Inf Regiment, 7th Inf Div, Korea; Regimental S4, Svc Co, 31st Inf Regiment, 7th Inf Div, Korea; XO and CO, Headquarters, 231st AFC Bn, 6th Arm Div, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Asst XO and S3, CO, Headquarters, Div Arty, 6th Arm Div, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; CO of battalion composed of officers and NCO’s conducting basic and advanced training by the committee system , Headquarters 52d AEB, 6th Arm Div, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Operations and Training Staff Officer, G3, Headquarters, 6th Arm Div, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Unit Advisor, 826 AU, USARPAC, Hawaii National Guard Advisor Detachment; Asst, AC of S, G1, Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Territory of Hawaii; Asst Chief, Pers Svd Br, G1 Div, Headquarters & Headquarters Co, 25th Inf Div and USARHAW/25th Inf Div (concur), Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii; Asst Chief, Morale and Welfare Br, G1 Div, Headquarters & Headquarters Co, 25th Inf Div and USARHAW/25th Inf Div, Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii; Asst Chief, Plans and Svc Div, OAC of S, G1, Headquarters USARHAW/25th Inf Div, Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii; Operations Officer, Psychological Operations Dept, U.S. Army Special Warfare School, Headquarters Det, U.S. Army Special Warfare Center,Fort Bragg, North Carolina; S-1 Headquarters Det, U.S. Army Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Asst Deputy for Support, Headquarters Det, U.S. Army Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Deputy AC of S, G1, Headquarters Det, U.S. Army Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, Training Liaison Team, O&T Div, Army Section, Military Assistance Advisory Group, MAAG, Vietnam; Training Staff Advisor, O&T Div, army Section, Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam; Chief Investigations and Complaints Branch and Asst IG, General Inspections Br, Office of the Inspector General, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Chief, Trop Basis Br, Manpower Control Div, Office of the D.CSPER, Headquarters USAREUR, and 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany; Chief Programs and Authorizations Br, Manpower Control Div, Office of the D.CSPER, Headquarters, USAREUR and 7th Army, Heidelberg, Germany; Chief, Morale and Discipline Br, Personnel Services Div, Office of the D.CSPER, Headquarters USAREUR and 7th Army Heidelberg, Germany; Deputy CO, Headquarters, US Forces Support District, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart, Germany; Deputy CO, Headquarters, 11th Transportation Terminal Command, Bremerhaven, Germany; CO of Support District, Headquarters, US Forces Support District, Bremerhaven, and Headquarters 11th Transportation Terminal Command, Bremerhaven, Germany. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star w/V Device, 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1970

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00424