James E. Quinlan
Colonel James E. Quinlan was commissioned as an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 25-66, 1 November 1966. Colonel Quinlan’s first duty assignment was an Assistant Chief Administrative Service Division, Headquarters U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader/ Executive Officer, D Company, 1st Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry, Fulda, Germany; Recruiting Officer, Boston Recruiting Station, Boston, Massachusetts; Senior Advisor, 17th Armored Cavalry, Vietnam; Tactical Operations Center Advisor, Quang DA Special Zone, Vietnam; Company Commander, U.S. Army Reception Station, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Company Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Carlisle Bks, Pennsylvania; Operations S-3/Executive Officer, 2-64th Armor 3rd Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany; Chief Readiness Branch, 1st Personnel Center, Schwetzigen, Germany; Personnel Assignment Officer, Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, Virginia; Chief Armor Branch, Military Personnel Branch, Alexandria, Virginia; Battalion Commander, 2-72d Armor 2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; Personnel Staff Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, The Pentagon; Chief Personnel Support Division, J-1, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon; and Deputy Commander, USA Physical Disability Agency, Silver Springs, Maryland. | Colonel Quinlan's military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit (2Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Service Medal (2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, and Army Staff Identification Badge. | Following his retirement, Colonel Quinlan worked with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a Senior Science and Technology Operations Support Analyst at the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Lab in Quantico, Virginia.