James S. Roach, Jr.

James S. Roach, Jr.

James S. Roach, Jr.

Colonel James S. Ranger Roach, Jr., was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 25 April 1967. His first duty assignment was as a Rifle Platoon Leader, C Company, 2d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader, B Company and Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, E Company, 2d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Pbuc Vin, Vietnam; Executive Officer, A Company, 1st Training Brigade, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Company Commander, D Company, 2d Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Gia Lee, Vietnam; Assistant Operations Officer, Headquarters, 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Camp Evans, Vietnam; Company Commander, C Company, 3d Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Gia Lee, Vietnam; Senior Tactical Officer, Ranger Department, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander, ODA 8, B Company and Commander A Company, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Bad Toelz, Germany; Operations Officer, Special Forces Detachment (Europe), Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri;  Chief, J-3 Current Operations, Headquarters, United States Southern Command, Quarry Heights, Panama; Chief, Infantry Brigade Trainers, United States Military Group, El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador; Commander, 2d Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Washington; Deputy Commander, Intelligence Support Activity, Washington, D.C. and Defense Attache, United States Embassy, Bogota, Columbia.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    1992

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01522