James F. Hensley

HENSLEY,JAMES
James F. Hensley

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).

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Captain

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Distinguished Service Cross

  • Year Inducted

    2011

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02542