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Legion of Merit

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Meritorious Service Medal
(4 awards)

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Army Commendation Medal
(3 awards)

Joint Service
Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal
(5 Awards)


Jim's Retirement Ceremony James Guy Huntley, III Jim With His Family (Cindy, Andrew and Ainsley)


In 1962 at Grangeville, Idaho

Military Service

U.S. Army   1 January, 1980 to 21 March, 2001


U.S. Army Field Station, Torii Station, Okinawa

24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Fort Stewart, Georgia

U.S. Army Field Station, Augsburg, FRG (Bavaria)

7th Special Forces Group (ABN) Fort Bragg, North Carolina

5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Fort Polk, Louisiana

2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas

Kunia Region SIGINT Operations Center, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

Warrant Officer Candidate School, US Army Warrant Officer Career Center Fort Rucker, Alabama

Buckley Air National Guard Base, Denver, Colorado

Highest Rank



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Worn on Right Breast
Joint Meritorious Unit Award w/Oak Leaf Cluster (2 awards), Air Force Outstanding Unit Citation,
Army Superior Unit Award w/Oak Leaf Cluster (2 awards)

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First Row:  Parachutist's Badge

Second Row:  Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters (4 awards), Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters (3 awards)

Third Row:  Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal w/Silver Leaf Cluster (5th award), Good Conduct Medal w/3 Knots (4 awards) (enlisted personnel)

Fourth Row:  National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Republic of Panama), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal,

Fifth Row:  Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon w/Number 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/Number 3

Sixth Row:  Airforce Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon

Seventh Row:

Air Assault Badge

Expert Marksmanship Badge


COMBAT TOUR:  Operation Just Cause in Republic of Panama.
IN DIRECT SUPPORT TO:  Operation Urgent Fury (Republic of Grenada) and Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm (Persian Gulf/Middle East). 
James was awarded the Legion of Merit upon his retirement.