JAMES W. GIBSON
Colonel (later Brigadier General) James W. Gibson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 10 April 1943, class number 134. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division, ETO. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Rifle Company Commander, Co A, 329th Inf, 83rd Div, E.T.O.; Rifle Company Commander, 7th & 11th Inf Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Rifle Company Commander, 45th Inf Regiment, P.S., Philippine Scouts; Rifle Company Commander, 60th Inf Regiment, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Assistant G3 Division Level, 9th Inf Div, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Rifle Company Commander, Battalion S3, Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Commander, 1st Bn, 5th Cav Regiment, Korea; Instructor, The Infantry School; Instructor and Couite Chief, Couite Ch Plat Couite, Tac Dept The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Branch Chief - Op Br, G3 Sect, Headquarters, Seventh Army, Stuttgart, Germany; Battalion Commander, 1st Bn, 48th Inf, Germany; Action Officer & Branch Chief Personnel Actions Div Office Dep Chief of Staff for Personnel, ODCSPER, DA; Assistant Executive Officer, OUSA, DA, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Gibson's awards and decorations include: 10 Campaign Medals; Purple Heart & Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star and Z Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit, Silver Starl w/ Oak Leaf Cluster.