James Castrale

CASTRALE,JAMES

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.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Company Executive Officer, Commander,  Co I, 381st Inf Regiment, 96th Inf Div, Camp Adair, Oregon
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
1970
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_00424

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