James R. Tompkins


James R. Tompkins

Colonel James R. Tompkins was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1969, 23 May 1969. His first duty assignment was as  S-3 Air, Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, 8th Infantry Division, Baumholder, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, CSC, 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry, Baumholder, Germany; Ammunition Officer, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Bien Hoa, Republic of Vietnam; Chief, Machinist Branch and Machinist Division, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Division Chief, 2nd Materiel Management Center and Ammunition Staff Officer, Assistant Chief of Staff for Materiel, 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Operations Officer, 101st Ordnance Battalion, Heilbronn, Germany; Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Ordnance Battalion, Heilbronn, Germany; Ammunition Staff Officer, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Security, Plans, and Operations Officer, 2nd Armored Division Support Command, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander and Executive Officer, 2nd Forward Support Battalion (Provisional), 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Ammunition Staff Officer, United States Army Europe Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Grafenwoehr, Germany; Ammunition Officer, Headquarters Department of the Army, (DAMOTRS) The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Commander, Milan Army Ammunition Plant, Milan, Tennessee; Director, Combat Developments, U.S. Army Ordnance Missile and Munitions Center and School, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Assistant For Readiness, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Logistics, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. | At the time of his induction, Colonel Tompkins was President of Tompkins Logistics Consultants, Inc.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Company Commander, CSC, 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry, Baumholder, Germany
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