JAMES FRANK HAMLET, Major General
Source: Source: Center of U. S. Army Military History; Washington; D. C.


Biographical Data

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:

  • 13 December 1921, Alliance, Ohio

YEARS OF ACTIVE COMMISSIONED SERVICE:

  • Over 36

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED:

  • The Infantry School, Basic and advanced Courses
  • United States Army Command and General Staff College

  • United States Army War College

EDUCATIONAL  DEGREES:

  • St. Benedict’s College – BS Degree- Business Administration

RECENT MAJOR DUTY ASSIGNMENTS:

From To  
Feb 68 Jun 69 Chief, Air Mobility Branch, Doctrine and Systems Division, United States Army  Combat  Developments Command Combat Arms Group, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Aug 69 Jun 70 Student, United States Army war College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
Jul 70 Jun 71

Commander, 11th  Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), Vietnam

Jun 71 Dec 71

Assistant Division  Commander, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), Vietnam

Dec 71 Aug 72 Commanding General, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam
Aug 72 Dec 74

Commanding General, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and Fort Carson, Colorado

Dec 74 Sep 77

Deputy the Inspector General,  (Inspections, safety, and Survey), United States Army, Washington D.C.

 

PROMOTIONS DATES OF APPOINTMENT
  Temporary  Permanent
2LT 11 JUN 44   3 OCT 49
1LT 7 AUG 45 23 MAR 51
CAP 11 JUL 51 29 OCT 54
MAJ 18 NOV 59   11 JAN 62
LTC 14 OCT 63 2 JUN 69
COL 10 SEP 68  13 MAR 73
BG 1 SEP 71   27 NOV 74
MG 1 JUN 73  

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES:

  • Distinguished Service Medal

  • Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)

  • Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Soldier’s Medal

  • Bronze Star Medal (with 3 Oak Clusters)

  • Air Medals

  • Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)

  • Combat Infantryman Badge

  • Parachutist Badge

  • Master Army Aviator Badge

SOURCE OF COMMISSION  OCS 

Retired from active duty on 1 February 1981.  Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) as Retirement Award.

 


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