James Winfield Coutts – Brigadier General, United States Army

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JAMES WINFIELD COUTTS

Born July 20, 1909 in Pennsylvania
Cadet, US Military Academy, 1928-32
Graduated as No. 9547, Class of 1932

  • Second Lieutenant 1932
  • First Lieutenant 1935
  • Captain (AUS) 1940
  • Major (AUS) 1942
  • Captain 1942
  • Lieutenant Colonel (AUS) 1943
  • Colonel (AUS) 1944
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1948
  • Brigadier General
  • Commanding Officer, Company “D”, 28th Infantry Regiment 1932-33
  • Served with 10th Infantry Regiment & Post Adjutant, Ft. Hayes 1933-36
  • Student, Infantry School 1936-37
  • Served with 27th Infantry Regiment 1937-40
  • Commanding Officer, Company “B”, 1st Infantry Regiment 1940
  • Commanding Officer, Company “B”, 501st Parachute Battalion 1940-41
  • S-3, 501st Parachute Battalion 1941-42
  • Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment 1942
  • Plans G-3 Division, European Theater of Operations US.Army (ETOUSA) 1942-43
  • Assistant Commandant, Parachute School, Ft. Benning 1943-44
  • Commanding Officer, 514th Parachute Infantry Regiment 1944
  • Commanding Officer, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment 1944-45
  • Assistant Commandant, Airborne School, Ft. Benning 1945-46
  • Student, Command & General Staff College 1946
  • Chief of Staff, 82nd Airborne Division 1946-47
  • Served with Headquarters, US. European Command 1947-48
  • Served with International Group (Plans & Operations Division), Army General Staff 1948-50
  • Served with Staff & College, Command & General Staff College 1950-53
  • Chief of Staff VI Corps & KMAG, Japan 1954-55
  • Assistant Division Commander, 101st Airborne Division 1956-57
  • Commanding General, US.Army Antilles 1957-58
  • Chief of Staff, Caribbean Command 1958-60
  • Director of Staff, Inter-American Defense Board 1960-62
  • Retired 1962
  • Silver Star – Bronze Star Medal – Purple Heart (2) – Legion of Merit (2)

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