James J. Ursano

URSANO,JAMES
James J. Ursano

James J. Ursano

Colonel (later Brigadier General) James Joseph Ursano was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 26 October 1943, class number 302. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Camp Fannin, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Battalion Adjutant, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Camp Robinson, Arkansas; Assistant G-1, Headquarters, 65th Inf Div; Classification and Assignment Officer, Headquarters, XX Corps; European Theater of Operations; Classification and Assignment Officer and Assistant AG, Headquarters, Third Army, European Theater of Operations; Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, US Constabulary, European Theater of Operations; Classification and Assignment Officer, Headquarters, 9th Inf Div, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Chief Cadre Branch, AG Section, Headquarters, 9th Inf Div, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Assistant OIC, Officers Section, Officer Procurement Br, TAGO, DA; Chief Classification & Assignment Br, AG Section, Headquarters, AFFE/8th Army, Korea; Chief Publications Br, AG Section, Headquarters USARJ/UNorth Carolina/8th Army (Rear), Japan; Management Analyst, Comptroller Div, TAGO, DA, Washington, D.C.; Chief General Officer Br,  ODCSPER, DA, Washington, D.C.; Faculty, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Executive Officer, ODCSPER; Headquarters USAREUR & Seventh Army, Heidelberg, Germany. | His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal; Legion of Merit w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1969

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00405