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James B. Peake

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Surgeons General

Lieutenant General JAMES B. PEAKE

Retired: 1 September 2004


SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE USMA

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses
United States Army Command and General Staff College
United States Army War College

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
United States Military Academy - BS - No Major
Cornell University - MD - General Medicine

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None recorded

PROMOTIONS

DATES OF APPOINTMENT

2LT

8 Jun 66

1LT

8 Jun 67

CPT

8 Jun 68

MAJ

10 Jul 72

LTC

10 Jul 77

COL

1 Nov 82

BG

1 Apr 92

MG

1 Mar 95

LTG

7 Sep 00


MAJOR DUTY ASSIGNMENTS

     

FROM

TO

ASSIGNMENT

 

 

 

Nov 66

Mar 67

Platoon Leader, C Company, 2d Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) , Fort Campbell, Kentucky

Mar 67

Sep 67

Platoon Leader, A Company, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 502d Infantry, 101st
Airborne Division (Air Assault), United States Army, Vietnam

Sep 67

Feb 68

S-3 (Operations), Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 502d Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), United States Army, Vietnam

Feb 68

Mar 68

Assistant S-3 (Operations), Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army, Vietnam

Sep 68

Jun 72

Student, Cornell University, New York, New York

Jun 72

May 76

Intern, later Resident, General Surgery, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Jun 76

May 78

General Surgeon, later Chief, General Surgery Service, United States ArmyMedical Activity, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

May 78

Jul 84

Resident, Thoracic Surgery, later Thoracic Surgeon, Brooke Army Medical
Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Jul 84

Jun 87

Chief, Department of Surgery, later Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii

Jun 87

Jun 88

Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

Jun 88

Jul 90

Commander, 18th Medical Command, Eighth United States Army,
Korea/Surgeon, United States Forces Korea

Jul 90

Apr 92

Deputy Director, Professional Services/Chief, Consultants and Clinical Policy Division, Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army, Falls Church,Virginia

Apr 92

Nov 94

Commanding General, 44th Medical Brigade/Surgeon, 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Nov 94

Feb 96

Commander, Madigan Army Medical Center/Commander, North West Health Service Support Activity, Tacoma, Washington

Feb 96

Jun 00

Commanding General/Commandant, United States Army Medical Department, Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Jun 00

Sep 00

Acting Commanding General, United States Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Oct 00

Jul 04

Commanding General, United States Army Medical Command/The Surgeon General, Falls Church, Virginia


SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS Joint duty tour requirement waived due to general officer promotion selection as a Professional branch officer.

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with "V" Device
Army Commendation Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Combat Medical Badge
Senior Parachutist Badge
Pathfinder Badge
Ranger Tab
Army Staff Identification Badge


As of 3 January 2008