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James Holbrook began his U.S. Army career as a private and retired as a lieutenant colonel.  He served with the U.S. Military Liaison Mission from 1976 - 1977.

Before the Mission assignment, Holbrook worked at all levels of intelligence - as an enlisted Russian linguist in West Berlin, commander of an intelligence detachment in South Vietnam, and as an operational and strategic analyst at the Pentagon and in Europe.  He was awarded the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and several service and campaign ribbons.

After his assignment at USMLM, Holbrook served as an Assistant Military Attache in Moscow, USSR; Senior Research Linguist at the National Security Agency; and as Chief, Military History Research Committee at the U.S. Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.

Holbrook holds BA and MA degrees from The American University and a PhD from Georgetown University.