James F. Hensley

HENSLEY,JAMES

James F. Hensley

Captain James F. Hensley was commissioned as an Infantry Officer after graduation of the Officer Candidate School, 11 August 1958. Captain Hensley’s first duty assignment was a Platoon Leader, C Company, 397th Regiment, 100th Division, Beattyville, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Mess Officer, 4002d U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Assistant Headquarters Commandant, 4003d U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Executive Officer, 4003d U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Training Officer, 4003d U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Platoon Leader, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Calvary, USARPAC-Korea, Commander, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry, USARPAC-Korea, S-1, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, USARPAC-Korea, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-5, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Cavalry, USARPAC-Korea, Assistant S-3, U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Civil Affairs Officer, 41st Civil Affairs Company, Republic of Vietnam, Executive Officer, 16th Battalion, 4th Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Commander, C Company, 16th Battalion, 4th Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky.| Colonel Hensley's military awards and decorations included: the Distinguished Service Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Occupation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Korean Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, the United Nation Service Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge (2nd Award).

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Mess Officer, 4002d U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, Assistant Headquarters Commandant
Highest Award
Distinguished Service Cross
Graduation Year
1958
Year Inducted
2011
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Captain
HF ID #
HF_02542

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