John H. Cochran, Jr.
Colonel John H. Cochran, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 5 March 1943, class number 187. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 66th Division, Camp J.T. Robinson, Arkansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, Battalion S-3, 90th Inf Div, 359th Inf, Europe; Company Commander, 5th Inf Div, 11th Inf, Camp Campbell, Kentucky; Commander Commander Bn-S-3, 88th Inf Div, 349th Inf, Italy; Battalion S-3, 351st Inf, Trieste; PMS&T Opelika, Alabama; Dep CofS, 7th Inf Div, Korea; Plans Off, G-1 Sec, USCONARC; Executive Officer, G-1 Section, USCONARC; Intel Div, SHAPE, France; 2d Inf Div, Fort Benning, Georgia; CO, 1/23 Inf (Mecz) 2d Inf Div, Fort Benning, Georgia; G-3, 2d Inf Div, Fort Benning, Georgia; DA Staff Officer, OACSFOR, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Doctrine & Concepts Div, OACSFOR, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 3d Bde, 2d Inf Div, Korea; Commander, 2d Bde, 2d Inf Div, Korea; CofS, USACDE Combat Arms Group, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. | Colonel Cochran's awards and decorations include: American Expeditionary Forces Medal; Purple Heart w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star w/V Device and Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Silver Star.