James H. Kitterman
Colonel James H. Kitterman was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon his graduation from OCS Class #8 on 12 March 1957. His first assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company B, lst Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea. | His subsequent assignments include: Platoon Leader and Company Commander, 503rd Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Company Commander, A Company, 2nd Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Platoon Commander, 228th Aviation Co., Vietnam; Battalion Executive Officer, Aviation Training Brigade, Fort Stewart, GA; Assignment Officer, OPD, Washington D.C; Commander, 222nd Aviation Battalion, AK; Operation Officer, 172nd Infantry Brigade, AK; Chief of Operations, G3, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC; Deputy Commander, 193rd Infantry Brigade, Panama; Commander, llth Aviation Group, Federal Republic of Germany; and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker. | Colonel Kitterman is a graduate of Airborne School, Ranger School, Flight School, Command & General Staff College and IJ.S. Army War College. | His military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/33 Oak Leaf Cluster and V Device, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal w/4 Stars, Vietnam Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5 awards), Master Aviator Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge and Ranger Tab. | At the time of his inducdtion, Colonel Kitterman was Vice President of West-Kitt Inc., Tampa, Florida.