James Herbert Leach

James Herbert Leach

James Herbert Leach

James Herbert Leach was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry (Armored) Officer upon graduation from Armored Force Officer Candidate School Class #9, 22 August, 1942. His first duty Assignment was as Tank Platoon Leader Company D. 37th Armored Regiment, 4th Armored Division, Pine Camp, New York. | His Subsequent Duty Assignments include:  Battalion Communications Officer, 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, Desert Training Center Camp Bowie, Texas.  Executive Officer/Platoon Leader, Company B, 37th Tank Battalion, Camp Bowie, Texas.  Company Commander, Company B, 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division, England, France, Normandy, Brittany, Lorraine, Sarre, Luxembourg, Belgium.  Company Commander, 30th Special Training Battalion Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Company Commander Company D, 147th Tank Battalion Houston, Texas 49th Armored Division, Texas National Guard.  Student, Tank Maintenance, The Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Company Commander, 1st Replacement Depot, Republic of Korea (Yong Dong Po).  Advisor to Korean Constabulary, 9th and 11th Regiments, Cheju Do Island.  S-1, School Troops, The Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Assistant G-3, The Armor Center Headquarters, Fort Kno, Kentucky.  Student, The Armor School Career Course, Fort Knox, Kentucky.  S-2, Combat Command “A”, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas.  Aide-de-Camp, Division Commander, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas.  Executive Officer 4th Tank Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas.  Battalion S-3, 2nd Battalion 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Bamberg, Germany.  Regimental S-3, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Nuremberg, Germany.  G-3 Plans, Headquarters 7th Army, Stuttgart, Germany.  Assistant G-1, Headquarters The Armor Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky. Tactics Instructor, the Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Assistant G-3 Operations, Headquarters 7th Army, Stuttgart, Germany.  Commander, 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron, 12th Cavalry, 3rd Armored Division, Budingen, Germany.  G-3 Headquarters 3rd Armored Division, Frankfurt, Germany.  Deputy Secretary General Staff, Headquarters Department of the Army, OCSA, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Brigade Commander, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas.  Brigade Commander, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood Texas.  Senior Advisor, Team 70, MACV, Republic of Vietnam, 5th Vietnamese Infantry Division, Binh Doung Province Vietnam.  Commander, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (The Blackhorse), III Corps Tactical Area U.S. II Field Forces Vietnam.  Armor Branch Chief, Officer Military Personnel Division, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.  Commander (Final Assignment), Recruiting Support Center, Cameron Station, Virginia; Brigadier General, Deputy Commander, Special Operations Advisory Group, Military Department of South Carolina (Columbia).

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    2002

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02161