James M. Desjardin

James M. Desjardin

James M. Desjardin

Lieutenant Colonel James M. Desjardin was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 4-88, 24 June 1988. His first duty assignment was to the 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead) where he served as a Platoon Leader, 5th Battalion 5th Cavalry, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Armored Division in Kirchgoens, Federal Republic of Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Executive Officer, 5th Battalion 5th Cavalry, Kirchgoens, Germany; HHC Executive Officer, 5th Battalion 5th Cavalry, Kirchgoens, Germany; Company Executive Officer, A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion S4, 1st Battalion 87th Infantry, Fort Drum, New York; Company Commander, HHC 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry, Fort Drum, New York; Assistant Professor of Military Science, University of California Davis, Davis, California; Observer Controller, Operations Group – National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; Senior Battle Analyst, CALL / Operations Group NTC, Fort Irwin, California; Operations Officer (S3), 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 3rd ID, Fort Benning, Georgia; Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry, 3rd BCT, 3rd ID, Fort Benning, Georgia; Brigade Rear Detachment Commander, 3rd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Professor of Military Science, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado. | Lieutenant Colonel DesJardin has a Bachelors of Arts from United States International University and a Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. | His military awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal w/ 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge 2nd Award. | At the time of his induction, he was serving as Professor of Military Science, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colorado

More Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Brigade Rear Detachment Commander | 3rd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division | Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    2008

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02425