James W. Jay
Colonel James W. Jay was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1954. His first duty assignment was Regimental Heavy Weapons Instructor, 101 Abn Div, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 101st Abn Div, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Aviation Section Leader, 504th Avn Co, 4th armored Div, Fort Hood, Texas; Flight Commander, Dept of Rotary Wing Training, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Platoon Commander, 118th Assault Hel Co, Republic of Vietnam; Bn S-3 145th Combat Aviation Bn, Republic of Vietnam; Company Commander/Bde S-1, 2/16 Rangers, 1st Inf Div 1st Bde, 1st Inf, Fort Riley, KS; Platoon Commander/Bn S-3, 118th Assault Hel Co/145th Combat Avn Bn, Republic of Vietnam; Doctrine Branch Chief, Directorate of Doctrine Development Literature & Plans, Fort Rucker, AL; Division Chief, Aviation Armament Div, Fort Rucker, AL; Acting DPTSEC, USAAVNC, Fort Rucker, AL; Battalion Commander, 1st Bn, USAAVNS Bde, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Field Test Director, US Operational Test & Evaluation Agency, Falls Church, Virginia. | His awards and decorations include: Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal (22), Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star.