James W. Butler
Colonel James W. Butler was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 11 August 1942, class number 47. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 94th Infantry Division. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer and Company Commander, Company E, 302d Infantry, 94th Infantry Division; Adjutant, Leaders Course, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Chief, Tactical Section, Leaders Course, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Chief, Turkey, Iraq and Baghdad Pact, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, Pentagon; The U.S. Army Element, Joint, U.S. Operations and Plans Officer, Military Assistance to Turkey, G-3 Section; Deputy Post G-3, Headquarters, Post G-3 Section, Headquarters, Fort Lewis, Washington; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Deputy Battle Group Commander, Headquarters, 39th Battle Group, 4th Infantry division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Operations Staff Officer, AC of S. J-3, Headquarters, US European Command, Paris, France; Chief, Planning Division, G-3 Section, Seventh U.S. Army, Stuttgart, Germany; Commanding Officer, Headquarters 1st BCT Brigade, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Strategic Planning Officer on the Policy Planning Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs, Policy Planning Staff, The Pentagon. | Colonel Butler's awards and decorations include: Joint Service commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart, Bronze Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster and V Device, Legion of Merit.