James W. Emerson

James W. Emerson

James W. Emerson

Brigadier General James Willard Emerson was commissioned An Engineer Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 25 September 1964, class number 8-64.  His first duty assignment was Platoon Leader, Company C, 105th Engineer Group, Salisbury, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Platoon Leader, Company C, 105th Engineer Battalion, Salisbury, North Carolina;  Executive Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 105th Engineer Battalion, Charlotte, North Carolina;  Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, Company A, 105th Engineer Battalion, Charlotte, North Carolina;  S-4, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 105th Engineer Group, Charlotte, North Carolina;  Commander, Company A, 105th Engineer Battalion, Lincolnton, North Carolina;  Commander 881st Engineer Company (Separate Brigade), Belmont, North Carolina;  Brigade Engineer Officer, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Brigade, Clinton, North Carolina;  S-2, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 105th Engineer Group, Charlotte, North Carolina;  S-3 Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 505th Engineer Battalion, gastonia, North Carolina;  Executive Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 505th Engineer Battalion, gastonia, North Carolina;  Operations Officer, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 30th Engineer Brigade, Charlotte, North Carolina;  S-1, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 30th Engineer Brigade, Charlotte, North Carolina;  Facilities Engineer, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 30th Engineer Brigade, Charlotte, North Carolina;  Battalion Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 505th Engineer Battalion, gastonia, North Carolina; and Group Commander, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 105th Engineer Group, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Brigade Commander, Headquarters, 30th Engineer Brigade (Theater Army), Charlotte, North Carolina. | Brigadier General James Willard Emerson is a graduate of Catawba College (Bachelor of Arts, Biology-Chemistry), Appalachian State University (Masters of Arts-Biology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Education Specialist Degree), and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Doctorate of Education). | Military Schools Attended include:  Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic;  Officer Candidate School;   Engineer Officer Basic Course;  Engineer Officer Advanced Course;  Command and General Staff College;  Human Relations Instructor Training;  Radiation Safety Course;  Reserve Components National Security Seminar;  Air War College;  Engineer Staff Refresher;  Risk Management Course;  Explosives and Demolition Course; Reserve Component Unit Operations Course;  Senior Commander Chemical Officer Course; and Reserve Components National Security Course. | His awards and decorations include:  Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal v/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ 2 10 yr devices, Army Service Ribbon, and Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon w/ 3 devices.

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  • Rank

    Brigadier General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Belvoir, Virginia

  • Highest Award

    Meritorious Service Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1991

  • Branch Of Service

    Engineers

  • HF ID #

    HF_01389