John M. Macgregor
Chaplain (Colonell) John M. MacGregor was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class, 15 February 1943. His first duty assignment was as a Rifle Platoon Officer, Military Occupational Specialty 1542, Company G, 1st Regiment, Readiness Training Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Individual Readiness Training Center, Camp Blanding, Florida; Platoon Leader, K CO, 273rd IN Regiment, Camp Shelby, Mississippi; Acting Company Commander, I CO, 273rd IN Regiment, Camp Shelby, Mississippi; Platoon Leader, F CO, 273rd IN Regiment, 69th Division, Europe; Platoon Commander, F CO, 115th IN Regiment, 29th Division, Europe; Battery Commander, B BTRY, 793rd Field Artillery BN, European Theater; Battalion Chaplain, 1301st Army Support Unit, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Regimental Chaplain, Headquarters CO, 33rd IN Regiment, Caribbean Command, Panama, Canal Zone; Battalion Chaplain, HeadquartersCO, 16th Signal Battalion, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Deputy Post Chaplain, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; Area Command Chaplain, Eighth U.S. Army, Seoul, Korea; Assistant Army Chaplain, Second U.S. Army, Fort Meade, MD; Chief of Plans and Operations, U.S. Army, Europe Chaplain’s Office, Heidelberg, Germany; Division Chaplain, Third Armored Division, Frankfurt, Germany; Post Chaplain, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Following his retirement from active duty in 1970, he served ten years as the College Chaplain, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia; as the General Assembly Moderator for the Presbyterian Church in America; and he served several interim pastorates in Australia and the United States. | Colonel MacGregor's military education includes the Chaplain Basic Course, Chaplain Career Course, Command and General Staff College, and multiple chaplain skill courses in Pastoral Care, Marriage and Family Counseling, Teachers Training, and Training for Middle Managers. | His military awards include: Legion of Merit; the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the American Campaign Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Good Conduct Medal, and the French Croix de Guerre Medal with Bronze Star and he is authorized to wear four Overseas Bars.