James F. Cochran III
Colonel James F. Cochran III was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 14 April 1952, class number 11. His first duty assignment was as Advisor, KMAG, ROKA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: XO, Co L, 30th Inf, Fort Benning, Georgia; Bn S1, Co Comdr, 3d Bn, 29th Inf; Bn S1, Co Comdr, Asst S3, 2d Battle Gp, 14th Inf; Infantry School Property Officer, Operations Office, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Asst DMS ROTC Instructor, University of Alaska, Fairbanks; Project Officer, Headquarters, USAMC, Washington, D.C.; Dep Prov Adv, Tuyen Duc (Dalat), Vietnam; Project Officer ADofS J1, Headquarters, MACV; Bn Comdr, 1/28th Inf, 1st Inf Div, Vietnam; Project Officer, AVCofS A, Headquarters, DA Washington, D.C.; Ind College Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.; Dep Chief, Tactics Gp, BBOD, USAIS, Dep Director, BBOD, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief, Tactics Gp, Bde & Bn Op Dept, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia. | Colonel Cochran's awards and decorations include: ARCOM w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH; JSCM; AM w/V and 3 Oak Leaf Cluster; BS w/ V and 2 Oak Leaf Cluster; SFC; LOM w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster.