Riseley, James, LtGen

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
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Primary Unit
1958-1959, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
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Lieutenant General


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Marine LtGen James Riseley (Profit).
Contact Info
Home Town
Shandaken Ulster Co.
Last Address
Roswell, New Mexico

Date of Passing
Mar 02, 1992
Location of Interment
Santa Fe National Cemetery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
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 Official Badges 

French Fourragere USMC Retired Pin WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
LtGen. James Profit Riseley, A veteran of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan,and Tinian, he earned
the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal during WW II combat. Born 7 May 1898, at Shandaken, Ulster County, New York, LtGen. Riseley entered the US Naval Academy during
WW I and upon graduation in 1922, was commissioned a Marine 2nd Lt. that summer he
entered the Marine officers Basic School at Quantico.

In June 1949,he was ordered to Princeton University, where he commanded the Naval
Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit and was Professor of  Naval Science. He was
promoted to BGen.in Jan.1951,and that July began an eighteen month assignment as
Chief of Staff of theMarine Corps School at Quantico.

He was promoted to MajGen. in September 1953, and to LtGen. upon retiredment in July 1959,
by reason of having been specially commended in combat !
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
MCB Quantico, VA8th Marine Regiment1st Marine BrigadeUSMC (United States Marine Corps)
2nd Marine Division6th Marine RegimentHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)MAG-11
MCB Camp Pendleton3rd Marine DivisionMCB Camp Lejeune, NC
  1922-1922, MCB Quantico, VA
  1923-1925, 8th Marine Regiment
  1923-1925, 1st Marine Brigade
  1928-1933, MarDet Haitian Constabulary
  1943-1944, 2nd Marine Division
  1943-1944, 6th Marine Regiment
  1949-1951, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1953-1953, MAG-11
  1953-1954, MCB Camp Pendleton
  1954-1955, 3rd Marine Division
  1958-1959, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign
  1927-1933 US Second Occupation of Nicaragua
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/New Caledonia
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Tinian (1944)
 Colleges Attended
United States Naval AcademyPrinceton University
  1918-1922, United States Naval Academy
  1949-1949, Princeton University
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