James J. Lennon

LENNON,JAMES

James J. Lennon

Colonel James J. Lennon was commissioned an Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 29, 5 May 1951. His first duty assignment was as Range Officer, Battery A, 182d AAA Gun Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battery Commander, Headquarters 182d AAA Gun Battalion, South Park Military Reservation, Pennsylvania; Battery Commander, Headquarters 21st AAA AW Battalion, Korea; Battalion S2, Headquarters 514 AAA Msl Battalion, Fort Banks, Massachusetts; Assistant S3, 510th AA Det, Fairbanks, Alaska; Instructor, USA Cold Weather and Mountain School, Fort Greely, Alaska; Army Advisor, Ohio National Guard, Canton, Ohio; Instructor, USAIS Artillery Committee, Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Staff Officer, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Commanding Officer, Staff and Faculty Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief, Plans and Programs Division, Headquarters, USA CD.C, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Chief, Operations Section, Headquarters USA Element, SHAPE, Belgium; Director Information Systems, USA Tascomeur, Worms, Germany; Director Information Systems, Headquarters, TRADOC, Fort Monroe, Virginia. | His military education and training includes: Officer Candidate School; Basic Artillery Course; Artillery Advanced Course; Chemical, Biological and Radiological Course; Command and Staff College and Military Assistance Training Course. | His military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army of Occupation Medal-Japan, National Defense Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal-Vietnam, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. | At the time of his induction into the Hall of Fame, he was serving instructor at Baker College, Owosso, Michigan.

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Graduated From
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Key Assignment
Battery Commander, Headquarters 182d AAA Gun Battalion, South Park Military Reservation, Pennsylvania
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
1994
Branch Of Service
Field Artillery
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_01691

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