James W. Meikle
Colonel James W. Meikle was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-63 on 27 April 1963. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 175th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division (Maryland Army National Guard), Chestertown, Maryland. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 175th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division (Maryland Army National Guard), Elkton, Maryland; Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company/A Company, 4th Battalion, 1st Brigade, USATC, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion Advisor/ Assistant G-3 Advisor, Team 75, IV Corps, Dong Tam, Republic of Vietnam; Assistant G-3, Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany; Assistant G3 Advisor, Advisory Team 75, IV Corps, My Tho, Republic of Vietnam; Operations Officer, Headquarters, Modern Army Selected System Test, Evaluation, and Review, Fort Hood, Texas; Assistant S-3, 390th Cavalry Group, Wilmington, Delaware; Commander, 374th FI Section, Wilmington, Delaware; Operations Officer/Commander, Reenlistment, Retention, and Operations Branch, Headquarters, First Army, FGGM, Maryland; Personnel Staff Officer, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Training Division Advisor, Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virigina; and Combat Development Advisor, Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virigna; and Senior United States Army Reserve Advisor/Director of Reserve Affairs, Headquarters, United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Sheridan, Illinois. | Colonel Meikle is a graduate of the Infantry Officer's Basic Course, Company Grade Vietnam Reference Course, Military Assistance Training Advisor Course, Civil Affairs Advanced Course, Recruiting/Retention Course, Infantry Officer's Advanced Course, Professional Development Management Training Course, Finance Officer's Advanced Course, Adjutant General Officer's Advanced Course, Quartermaster Branch Qualification Course, and the Recruiting Officer's Orientation Course. | His military awards include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Aircraft Crewman Badge, Bronze Star Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Five Overseas Bars, Army General Staff Identification Badge, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ 3 Silver Stars, Vietnam Staff Medal, Vietnam Honor Medal, Vietnam Technical Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ Device and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm.