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.