James M. King


James M. King

Colonel James Montgomery King was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 28 June 1961, Class Number 3-61. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, 52nd ARB, Fort Carson, CO. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader, Recon Platoon Leader and Company Commander, 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division (M); Assistant Battalion Advisor and Battalion Advisor, 9th Infantry Division (ARVN), Vinh Long Province, RVN; Regional Force Training Center Advisor, Vinh Binh Province, RVN; Instructor, USA Infantry School Platoon Tactics Committee, Fort Benning, GA; Battalion S-3, 1/501st Infantry and Bde S-3, 3rd Bde, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), I Corps RVN; Action Officer, USARV, ODCSOPS, RVN; Action Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C; Action Officer, US Military Training Mission,  Joint Plans and Operations Division, Dharan, Saudi Arabia; Action Officer, DA Staff, ODCSOPS,  Washington, D.C; Commander, U.S. Army Support Group, Joint Security Area, Panmunjom, Korea; Action Officer, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C; Chief, BIFV Task Force, USA Infantry School, DTD, Fort Benning, GA. | His awards and decorations include: Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Amy General Staff Identification Badge, Joint Chief of Staff Identification Badge, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star w/V and 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Silver Star, Korean Order of National Security Merit (SAMIL Medal). | Military schools attended include: 101st Airborne Division Jump School, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Armed Forces Staff College, USA War College. | Colonel  King obtained a BS Degree in Economics from the University of South Carolina in 1969 and an MS Degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg State College, PA in 1981.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Rifle Platoon Leader, Recon Platoon Leader and Company Commander, 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division (M)
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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