James H. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Colonel James H. Fitzgerald, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 17 December 1961, Class Number OC 62-1. His first duty assignment was as Aviator, Air Mobility Company (Prov), 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Aviator, Troop C, 17th Cavalry, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Aviator, 114th Aviation Company, Vietnam; Section Leader, Company C, 227Assault Helicopter Battalion, 11 Air Assault Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Section Leader, Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Dominican Republic; Flight Instructor, Section Commander, Branch Chief, Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Aviation Maintenance Officer, 31st Aviation Battalion, ALNG; Commander, 307th Aviation Company, ALNG; Aviator, ARPERCEN, St Louis, Missouri; Commander, 376th Transportation Company (ACFT GEN SPT); CGSC Instructor, 3385th USAR School, Birmingham, Alabama; CGSC Instructor, 1049th USAR School, Westover Air Force Base, Massachuetts; Chief, Aviation Division, 94th ARCOM Hanscom, AFT, Massachuetts; USAR Advisor to Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama. | Military schools attended include: Flight Training, Aviation School, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Air War College, Command and General Staff College, National Defense University, National Security Management. | His awards and decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/ Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Expeditionary Forces Medal (Dominican Republic), Vietnam Service Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm-Unit Citation, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ Device.