James L. Mcknight
Colonel James Lee McKnight was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-59 NG on 5 May 1959. His first duty assignment was as Weapons Platoon Leader, B Company, 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment, 19th Infantry Division, Baltimore, MD. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battery Commander, 1st Battalion, 4th ADA, Tolchester, MD; Artillery LNO, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, RVN; ADA Staff Officer, 1st USAF, Fort Stewart, NY; ADA Staff Officer, CACDA, Fort Leavenworth; Assistant Army Attache, Saigon, RVN; Executive Officer, 2/71st ADA SP, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis; Deputy G-3, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA; CN Air Def Element, G-3 XVIIIth Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC; Commander, 3d Battalion, 4th ADA Airborne, 82d Airborne Division; Branch Chief Force Dev, DCSOPS, DA Staff; Dep for Force MOD, Headquarters 32d AAD.COM, Darmstadt FRG; Inspector General, Military District of Washington, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Stars (Silver/Oak Leaf Cluster (3 for Valor), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Joints Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medals w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster (One for Valor), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Reserve Medal, Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry w/Silver Star, Master Parachutist Badge, DA Staff Badge. | Military schools attended include: The Inspector General University, The Industrial College of the Armed Forces, The Department of Defense Attache Course, Command and General Staff College, Field Artillery Career Course.