James D. Canfield

James D. Canfield

James D. Canfield

Colonel James D. Canfield was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 4 March 1958, Class Number OC 1, 52nd Company. His first duty assignment was as Assistant G2, USAARMC, Fort Knox, KY. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 2nd Armored Rifle Battalion, 54th Infantry, Fort Knox, KY; Platoon Leader, 7th Avn. Company, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Section Leader, 416th Avn. Company, Fort Huachuca, AZ; Company Commander, Company C, 2/34 Infantry, 24th Infantry Division, Germany; Operations Officer, D/227, 1st Cavalry Division, RVN; Commander, Flt C-10, Fort Wolters, Texas; Commander, 144th Aviation Company, RVN; Chief, Company Grade Assignments, Chief Assignments, and Executive Officer, MI Branch, OPD, USAMILPERCEN; Commander, 1st MI Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC; G2, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Commander, USA Station, Sinop, Turkey; Strategic Analyst, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism, Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachute Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Air Medal w/31 Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 60, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm (Unit), 4 Overseas Service Bars. | Military schools attended include: U.S. Army Aviation School, Infantry Career Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army War College.

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    Fort Benning, Georgia

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    Legion of Merit

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