James L. Zachary

ZACHARY,JAMES
James L. Zachary

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.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1981

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01035