James O. Saboe

SABOE,JAMES
James O. Saboe

James O. Saboe

Colonel James O. Saboe was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class #508-68, 29 July 1968. His first duty assignment was as a Training Officer, Company B, 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Executive Officer, Field Support Company, General Support Group, Fort Ord, California; Commander, HHC, General Support Group, Fort Ord, California; Assistant S-1, 205th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Liaison Officer, 205th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Fort Snelling, Minnesota; General’s Aide, 205th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, 205th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Commander, Company A, 205th Support Battalion, 205th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Fort Snelling, Minnesota; S-1, 13th Psychological Operations Battalion, Fort Snelling, Minnesota; S-3, 13th Psychological Operations Battalion, Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Executive Officer, 360th Psychological Operations Battalion, Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Commander, 360th Psychological Operations Battalion, Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Chief, Training Evaluation, Office Deputy Chief of Staff—Training, Headquarters, 88th U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters, 88th U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Commander, 205th Infantry Brigade (Light), Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Headquarters, 88th U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Chief of Staff, Headquarters, 88th Regional Support Command, Saint Paul, Minnesota. | Colonel Saboe is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, School of the Americas Jungle Operations Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Psychological Operations Officer Course, and the United States Army War College. His civilian education includes a Juris Doctor Degree from William Mitchell College of Law. | His military awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Vietnam Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Hourglass Device, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster), Overseas Service Medal, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Medal with Palm (Unit Citation), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm (Unit Citation), Combat Infantryman Badge and the Jungle Expert Badge. | Colonel Saboe was a long-time member of the Reserve Officers Association, the Association of the United States Army, and federal, state, and county bar associations.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    2012

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02586