James M. Myers

MYERS,JAMES
James M. Myers

James M. Myers

Colonel James M. Myers was inducted into the Army in 1944, and graduated from Officer Candidate Class 526 at Fort Benning, Georgia. He served as a Platoon Leader at Camp Robertson, then was transferred to Europe where he became a Battery Commander with the 535th Anti-Aircraft Artillery.  While there he also commanded two MP Platoons with the 389th and 787th MP Battalions respectively. | He returned to Fort Benning in 1951 as a Mess Officer in the 1st Student Regiment, and later rose to the position of Company Commander. Then back to Europe, he first served as Platoon Leader of the Honor Guard, European Command, then he moved to Company D, 102d Infantry Regiment, as an Executive Officer. In 1953 he became an Intelligence Officer for the 532nd MI Battalion. | Colonel Myers arrived back in the United States in 1956 at Fort Knox, where he served as Regimental S-3, then he moved to Korea in 1957 to become Assistant G3 in the 7th Infantry Division. Returning to USAnd Savannah, Georgia, he served as Professor of Military Science in the Junior ROTC program there. | In 1965 he joined the U.S. Mission to the Congo as an Operations Officer, returned to Washington, D.C. in 1967 to work with the Defense Intelligence Agenc,y and then was sent overseas to command the 1st MI Battalion in Vietnam. In 1969 returned to the USAnd served in Headquarters of the Fifth Army and went on to command the 113th MI Group at Fort Sheridan. | Colonel Myers holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Maryland and a master of arts from American University. | His awards and decorations include: the Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Air Medal.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Air Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1971

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00537