James J. Freda

FREDA,JAMES
James J. Freda

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.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1969

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00355