James E. Maertens

MAERTENS,JAMES
James E. Maertens

James E. Maertens

Colonel James E. Maertens was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 21 December 1942, Class Number 131-42. His first duty assignment was as Instructor Weapons Section, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Platoon Leader, Company D, 91st ITR, Fort Hood, Texas; Company Executive Officer, Company H, 393d Infantry, Fort Hood, Texas; Company Commander, Company Executive Officer, Company G, 393d Infantry, Camp Maxey, Texas; Assistant G3, Headquarters Fourth Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Ground Ln Officer, Headquarters Sec (Army), Tng Comd Amph Fcs, PAG Fleet; Assistant S3 (IORD), 6th IRTC, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Org and Tng Officer, (G3), Headquarters Sp Trps GHeadquarters, AFPAC; Company Commander, Headquarters Company, 775th Tank Battalion, Manila, Philippine Islands; Intelligence Staff Officer, Intelligence Division (7890), Headquarters Gp, EUCOM; G3 AIR (Doc Sec, D&E Dept), Plans and Policies Officer, AIR Spt Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant G2, OCAFF, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Battalion Executive Officer, Headquarters 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry FECOM; ACofS, G2, Headquarters 45th Infantry Division, FECOM; Spec Opns Officer O&T Br Tng Div, G2 DA 8533d AAU, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Executive Officer, Headquarters 3d Battalion 4th RCT, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Assistant Brigade S3, Headquarters 2d Infantry Brigade, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Assistant USASA Battalion Commander, Headquarters 318th USASA Battalion USAREUR; Casual Officer, Enr 326th ASA Op Company, Homestead Air Force Base, Florida; Commanding Officer, Deputy Commander, 6th USASA Filed Station (3006), Homestead Air Force Base, Florida; Gp Executive Officer, Commanding Officer, Headquarters 507th USASA Gp, USAREUR. | His awards and decorations include: American Def Service Medal, American Camp Service Medal, AP Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Army of Occupation Medal, Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, 1 O/S Bar, UN Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, ROK Pres Unit Citation, Army Gen Staff Cert, Cert of Achievement ARCOM, NDSM (1st Oak Leaf Cluster).

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1968

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00319