James M. Vail

VAIL,JAMES

James M. Vail

Colonel James M. Vail was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 5 June 1947, class number 5. His first duty assignment was as Construction Officer 2128th Engineer Svc Company (Sep), Nome, Alaska. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Post Engr, 2128th Engr Svc Co (Sep), Nome, Alaska; Headquarters Company Executive Officer and Assistant S3, 803d Engr Aviation Bn, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Training Company Commander, 87th Inf Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas; Rifle Company Commander, Regiment S-4, 27th Inf Regiment, Korea; ROTC Instructor, ROTC Det, University of Georgia; Leadership Committee Instructor, The Infantry School; G-4, Logistics STF Officer, Headquarters, AU Army Europe, Germany; Battle Group S-4, Headquarters, 2d BG, 6th Inf, Berlin; Personnel Staff Officer, Headquarters, DA, Infantry Branch; Executive Officer, 5th SFGA, Headquarters, 5th Spc Forces Gp (Abn), Vietnam; Battalion Commander, Headquarters, 8th Tng Bn, 3d Tng Bde (AIT), Fort Gordon; Project Manager, Special Warfare, Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Comd, Washington, D.C.; Brigade Commander, Headquarters, 4th CST Bde, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. | Colonel Vail's awards and decorations include: Vietnamese Medal of Honor; Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster); Air Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster); Bronze Star Medal; Legion of Merit; Silver Star.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Assistant Post Engr, 2128th Engr Svc Co (Sep), Nome, Alaska
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
1969
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_00406

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