James L. Zachary
Colonel James Lee Zackary was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 24 June 1959, class number 2-59. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company C, 8th Battle Group, Fort Ord, CA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Aide-de-Camp for Deputy Commanding General, Fort Ord, CA; S-3, 1st Battalion and Commander, B Company, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea; Detachment Commander, A-226 and B-43, 5th Special Forces, Vietnam; Commander, 1st battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, NC; J-5 Section, Office of the Joint Chief of Staff, Pentagon; ACS-SPO, 21st Supeon, Europe. | His awards and decorations include: Master Parachute Badge, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star w/V Device and w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/V Device and w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/V Device.