James B. Thayer Brigadier General (USA Ret.), Class of 1947

Military Service/Achievements:
Silver Star; Bronze Star; Combat Infantry Badge; Oregon National Guard Exceptional Service Medal; Oregon National Guard Distinguished Service Award; Department of Defense, Seven Seals Award; National Guard Association of the United States “Patrick Henry” Citation; Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service; Army Engineer Association, Silver Order of the de Fleury Medal for Inspirational Leadership to the United States Corps of Engineers; Association of the United States Army Award for Distinguished Service; Oregon National Guard Commendation Medal for Outstanding Service; Military Order of World Wars Patrick Henry; Silver Award for Outstanding Public Service Graduate: Command and General Staff College, Strategic Intelligence School, The Infantry School. Attended: Armed Forces Staff College

Civilian Career/Achievements:
Civilian Aide to the United States Secretary of the Army; Director Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission; Vice President, Association of the United States Army, Oregon; Life Member, Board of Trustees, Oregon Graduate Institute for Science and Technology; Member, Board of Stewards, Washington County Historical Society; Honorary Council, Oregon Historical Society; Honorary Colonel, 14th Infantry Regiment, Emeritus; Evergreen Aviation Board of Trustees; Oregon Aviation Hall of Fame Committee.

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