James L. Poor, Jr.
Colonel James Lafayette Poor, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 8 December 1963. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Co e, 2d Bn, Fort Gordon, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: CO, Co E, 2d Bn, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Tng Off, 15th Bn, Fort Gordon, ga; Motor Officer, HHC, 8th Inf Div, USAREUR; Wpns Plat Ldr, Co C, 2/509th Inf (Abn), USAREUR; Adjutant, 2/509th Inf (Abn), USAEUR; CO, HHC, 2/509th Inf (Abn), USAEUR; Adjutant, 1st Bn, 8th Cav, 1st ACD, Vietnam; CO, Co C, 1st Bn, 8th Cav, 1st ACD, Vietnam; Adjutant, 1st Bn, 8th Cav, 1st ACD, Vietnam; Student, IOAC, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia;Interr Off, II CTZ, 23d Arvn Div, Vietnam; OIC, Mob Tng Team, 199th LIB, Vietnam; REFRAD; Command Coordinator, 6A & Armr 8, OEPMD, RCPAC; Chief, Command Coordination Branch, OEPMD; Commander, 3d Bn, 87th Inf, Fort Carson, Colorado; XO, 187th Inf Bde, Fort Devens, Massachusettes; Officer Personnel Management Directorate ARPERCEN, St. Louis, Missouri; Chief, Lieutenants Transition and Distribution Division, OPMD; Director, Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate ARPERCEN, St. Louis, Missouri; Director, Officer Personnel Management Directorate ARPERCEN, St. Louis, Missouri; Director, Mobilization, Operations, and Training Directorate, ARPERCEN, St. Louis, Missouri. | Colonel Poor attended Southwestern State University, Weatherford, Oklahoma; Tarkio College, Tarkio, Missouri and holds a BS (Business Administration) and Massachusetts (Human Relations) degrees. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Bronze Star w/ Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Purple Heart w/ Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, ARCOM w/ V' Device, Air Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (5 awards), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ hourglass, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon w/ 1, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge.