James J. Freda

FREDA,JAMES

James J. Freda

Colonel James J. Freda was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 9 June 1942, class number 19. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company H, 354 Infantry Regiment, Camp Carson Colorado. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  XO, Company Commander, Co H, 354 Inf Regiment, Camp Carson, Colorado; Company Commander, Battalion S3, Regimental S3, Adjutant, 354 Infantry & 90th Infantry Regiments, Camp Carson, Colorado, Camp Hale; Battalion XO, Regimental S3, Headquarters Comdt, 90th Infantry and XVI Corps, Camp Carson, Colorado, European Theater of Operations; Headquarters Comdt, Headquarters, XVI Corps, European Theater of Operations; District, Illinois, Battalion S3 and XO, 1st Bn, 8th Inf, Fort Ord, California; OIC Manpower Br, Presidio, Headquarters, Sixth Army, San Francisco, California; Asst IG, GHeadquarters, FEC, Far East Command; Special Assignments/ Chief, Req & Alloc Sec/Ibid/Chief, Admin & Alloc Br/ Asst Exec for RQR, and OIC, DA, Mobile Tng Team, Career Management Div, TAGO; Washington, D.C.; and Tehran, Iran; Secretary General Staff to General G. Decker, General C. Magruder, Headquarters, Eighth Army, Korea; Staff Officer (War Plans) Concurrently U.S. Army Member of Canada-U.S. Regional Planning Gp, NATO, CUSRPG, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Western Hemispher Sec, International Policy Planning Div, Concurrently U.S. Army Advisor to US Delegate, Inter-American Defense Board  (LADB), U.S. Army Member of Joint Mexican-U.S. Defense Commission, and U.S. Army member of the Joint Brazil-U.S. Military commission, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Secretary General Staff, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff and Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Policy & Strategy Div, Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.; Plans & Operations Officer (Bilateral Military Planning), U.S./UK Planning Group, London, England; Chief, U.S. Element, Concurrently CINCSTRIKE Representative to Field Representative, Europe and CINCSTRIKE Representative to CENTO, U.S./UK Planning Group, London, England; Ibid, U.S./UK Planning Group; Bde Commander, 5th CST Brigade, U.S. Army Tng Ctr, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Acting Deputy Commander, USATC, Fort Dix, New Jersey. | Colonel Freda's awards and decorations include: Iranian Honor Decoration; ACM; Bronze Star Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster); Legion of Merit.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
XO, Company Commander, Co H, 354 Inf Regiment, Camp Carson, Colorado
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
1969
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_00355

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