James J. Lindsay

James J. Lindsay

James J. Lindsay

General James Joseph Lindsay was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 20 May 1953, class number 52. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, G Company, 2d Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Team Leader/Instructor, 77th Special Forces, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Intelligence Assignment, U.S. Army Europe, Commander, B company, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 503d Abn Inf, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battle Group adjutant, 1st Abn Battle Gp, 503d Abn Inf, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; G3 Operation Officer, Headquarters, 82d Abn Div, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Senior Advisor to 1st Abn Bn/S2/S3 Bde Advisor, Vietnamese Airborne Brigade, Republic of Vietnam; Assignment Officer, Infantry Branch, OPO-OPD, Washington, D.C.; Commander, G3, 2d Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Operations Directorate, J3, OJCS, Operations Officer, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.; Secretary of Joint Staff, U.S. Military Assistance Command,, Thailand; Brigade Commander, 3d Brigade, 82d Abn Div, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief of Staff, Assistant Division commander, Headquarters, 82 Abn Div, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | General Lindsay's awards and decorations include: Vietnamese Distinguished Service Medal (2d Cl),Vietnamese Unit Citation (2) Vietnamese Fourragere (National Order Class), Republic of Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation, Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutist, CIB, ARCOM w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint service Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Silver Star w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Service Cross.

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  • Rank

    General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Chief of Staff | Assistant Division Commander | Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division | Fort Bragg, North Carolina

  • Highest Award

    Distinguished Service Cross

  • Year Inducted

    1977

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00826

  • DM ID#

    DM_00014