James D. Mcdonough, Jr.
Colonel James D. McDonough was commissioned an Air Defense Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-82, 11 March 1982. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, C-Battery, (HAWK), 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, Fulda, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Operations Officer, 10th ADA Brigade, Dormstadt, Germany; Battery Commander, A-Battery, 4-3 ADA, Giessen, Germany; Logistics Officer, 4-3 ADA, Giessen, Germany; Advertising Project Manager, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Public Affairs Staff Officer, Army Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Speechwriter, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Operation and Executive Officer, 1-43 ADA, Suwon, Korea; Joint Operations Officer, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Commander, 3-43 ADA, Fort Bliss, Texas; G3 Current Operations Officer, 32 AAMD.C, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; Executive Officer, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. | Colonel McDonough's awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, The Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon. | At the time of his induction, Colonel McDonough was serving as an Inspector General in New York.