James D. McLeroy
James D. McLeroy has a BA degree in literature and an MA degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1965 he voluntarily enlisted in the Army with a double draft-deferment for age and occupation. After completing Basic and enlisted Infantry courses, he completed the Infantry Officer Candidate, Airborne, Ranger, and Jumpmaster courses at Fort Benning, GA; the Special Forces Officers course and SF Vietnam Pre-Mission course at Fort Bragg, NC; and the Jungle Warfare course in Panama. In 1967, he was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group at Ha Thanh SF camp in Quang Ngai Province, I Corps, Vietnam. In 1968, he volunteered for SOG, received a top-secret clearance, and was assigned to Op 35 at FOB 4 and Kham Duc SF camp in Quang Tin Province, I Corps.
In his later civilian career, he was an international corporate executive in Chicago, an international commercial banker in Latin America, and an international financial consultant in Miami. He is now retired in a suburb of Phoenix, AZ.