Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jim Duffy
U.S. Army Special Forces Regiment
Jim Duffy, LTC U.S. Army (Retired) Special Forces Green Berets. Twenty three years of service. A Decade Life Member of the Special Forces Association and Member/ Past President of SFA Chapter 78 (LXXVII) California.
Served as Army Special Forces Detachment Commander A-109 Thuong Duc, including a 90 day siege of the camp. Other multiple assignments as Operations and Training Officer and Foreign Area Officer – China/East Asia.
Assigned to Defense Intelligence Agency as a U.S. Diplomatic Representative and Army Assistant Liaison Officer. Liaison to numerous U.S. and Foreign Agencies and a variety of Military Units. Served in Korea, Vietnam, Germany, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Traveled to numerous countries in East and South East Asia.
Traveled on assignments to countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Penang, Japan, China, Austria, Indonesia, Thailand and Burma. Former Diplomat to The Court of Saint James, London with service as a U.S. Diplomatic Representative in Hong Kong.
Trained in different languages including French, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, German, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese.
Life Decade Member-Special Forces Association (SFA)
Life Member Purple Heart Associations (PHA)
Life Member National Infantry Association
Life Member Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Life Member Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Life Member National Rifle Association (NRA)
NRA Certified Instructor for Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and personal Defense. Range Safety Officer.
Life Member Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF)
Certified Glock Pistol Instructor
Life Member President of Front Sight, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute
Platinum Plus Life Member United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA)
Currently an Access Member at Artemis Defense Institute
Member American Legion
Member American Legion Yacht Club
Member Board of Directors, Affordable Community Living
Member Board of Directors, American Veterans Assistance Group (AVAG)
Bronze Star (2) with V Device
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star (Equivalent to U.S. Silver Star)
Special Forces Tab
Combat Infantry Badge
U.S. and Vietnamese Paratrooper Wings
Order of Saint Maurice
University of Southern California-Master’s Degree in International Relations with a concentration on China
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
Defense Intelligence College