James H. Wakeman

James H. Wakeman

James H. Wakeman

Colonel James Henry Wakeman was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 26-67, 2 May 1967.  His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company A, 2nd Bn, 11th Infantry, 5th ID (M), Fort Carson, Colorado. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Support Platoon Leader, HHC, 2d Battalion, 11th Infantry, Fort Carson, Colorado; Military Advisor, U.S. Army Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Communications Platoon Leader, HHB, 1st Battalion, 129th Filed Artillery, Maryville, Missouri; Battery Commander, Battery A, 1st Battalion, 129th Field Artillery, Albany, Missouri; Battery Commander, Battery B, 1st Battalion, 129th Field Artillery, Chillicothe, Missouri; Battery Commander, HHB, 1st Battalion, 129th Field Artillery, Maryville, Missouri; Assistant S2, Headquarters, 135th Field Artillery Group, Sedalia, Missouri; S2, Headquarters, 135th Field Artillery Group, Sedalia, Missouri; S3, Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 129th Field Artillery, Maryville, Missouri; Assistant Professor Military Science, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Operations/Intelligence Officer, Headquarters, 135th Field Artillery Brigade, Sedalia, Missouri; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 129th Field Artillery, Maryville, Missouri; S3, Headquarters, 135th Field Artillery Brigade, Sedalia, Missouri; Plans, Operations and Military Support Officer, Headquarters, State Area Command, Missouri Army National Guard, Jefferson City, Missouri. | Colonel Wakeman is a graduate of Transportation School, Air Transportability Planning Course, Special Warfare School, Military Assistance Training Advisor Course, Defense Language Institute, Vietnamese Language, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Armor School, Junior Officer Preventive Maintenance Course, Field Artillery School, Field Artillery Advanced Officer Course. | His military awards include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (4th Award), National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (2d Award).

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1994

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01723