James T. Rackstraw

RACKSTRAW,JAMES
James T. Rackstraw

James T. Rackstraw

Colonel James T. Rackstraw was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 13 May 1965. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company B, 1/7 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, Company D, 1/7 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Instructor, U.S. Army Ranger Department, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Commander, D Company, 2/14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; S-3 (Air), 2/14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; S-4, 2/14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Assistant Professor of Military Science, Northwest State University of Oklahoma; S-3, 19th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado; Commander, 4th Military Police Company, Fort Carson, Colorado; Operations Officer, Law Enforcement Command, Fort Carson, Colorado; Executive Officer, Law Enforcement Command, Fort Carson, Colorado; Provost Marshal, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Director, Command and Tactics Department, U.S. Army Military Police School; Commander, Law Enforcement Command, 101st Airborne Division/Air Assault, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Commander, Kaiserslauten CID District, Kaiserslauten, Germany; Provost Marshal, 21st Support Command, Kaiserslauten, Germany; Director, Evaluation and Standardization, U.S. Army Military Police School; Commander, U.S. Army Training Brigade, Fort McClellan, Alabama. | His military schools attended include:  Infantry Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff College, the Army War College, Airborne, Ranger, and Air Assault Course. | Colonel Rackstraw's awards and decorations include: Bronze Star w/ V, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal and six Awards of the Meritorious Service Medal.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Commander | U.S. Army Training Brigade | Fort McClellan, Alabama

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1990

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01339