James L. Riffe

RIFFE,JAMES
James L. Riffe

James L. Riffe

Colonel James L. Riffe was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 4 July 1942, class number 28. His first duty assignment was as Instructor, Platoon Tactics, The IRTC School, Camp Roberts, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company I, 106th Infantry, Southwest Pacific; Company Commander, Battalion S-1, Battalion S-2, Battalion S-3, 3d Battalion, 106th Infantry, Okinawa, Japan; Assistant G3 (Training), Headquarters, 3d and 5th Infantry Division, Camp Campbell, Kentucky; Troop Commander, 4th Constabulary Regiment, Austria; Troop Commander, Squadron S3, 4th Constabulary Regiment, Austria; Assistant G-2, SGS, Headquarters, United States Zone, Austria; Company Commander, Battalion S3, 3d Battalion, 350th Infantry, Austria; Department Senior Army Advisor, United States of America Reserve, Headquarters, Tennessee Military District, Nashville; Staff Advisor, 16th Light Division, MAAG, Vietnam; Staff Officer, Military Assistant, Assistant Head Policy Sec, Military Assistant, Plans Director (J5), Headquarters PACOM, Hawaii; Brigade Commander, 2d Brigade, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley/Germany; Director Military Assistant, Deputy Director Military Assistant Military Assistant Director (J7), Headquarters, USSTRICOM, MacDill, Air Force Base; Ch Vietnam Plans Division, Plans Director (J5), Headquarters MACV, South Vietnam; Deputy Director Enl Per, Enl Per Director, OPO, Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: Armed Forces Honor Medal 1st Class (Vietnam), Military Cross of Valor (Italy), Legion of Merit w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1970

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00479