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.