James S. Roach, MS
Colonel James S. Roach, retired as a Colonel after 25 years of active duty in the United States Army. His service included two tours in Vietnam as an Army Ranger, he also served as the Battalion Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, Delta Company Commander, and Charlie Company Commander.
Following his time in the 506th, Colonel Roach served as the Director of the JFK Center at Fort Bragg and eventually rose to command the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from 1993-1995.
Colonel Roach is a highly decorated veteran, including being awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (2x), Bronze Star with Combat V Device (2nd), Bronze Star (3x), the Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab.
Post active duty, Colonel Roach has served in numerous civilian positions supporting U.S. Embassies and missions in both the U.S. and the Middle East, In addition, he's served in Bogotá as a U.S. Military attaché and Defense Intelligence Agency liaison to the Pentagon.
- MS, Education
- University of Southern California
- BA, Sociology
- Saint Martin's College
- Diplomas from: U.S. Army War College, Marine Command Staff College, Defense Language Institute (Spanish)