James A. Julian
Captain, USN

Commissioned: June 12, 1965
Retired: December 31, 1989

Navy Carrier Pilot

Awarded Joint Chiefs of Staff badge
for tours as Chief, Special Technical Operations Division, J3
Europe, Middle East, Africa Desk Officer, National Military Command Center

Captain Julian’s Awards & Decorations

Awards and decorations starting with the top row and moving left to right:

1. Defense Distinguished Service Medal
The DDSM is the United States highest peace time defense award ranking below only the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.
2. Defense Meritorious Service Medal
3. Navy Meritorious Service Medal

4. Air Medal with a Gold Star signifying one award for a single flight (landing a badly damaged aircraft on the ship) and a numeral 6 indicating six “Strike/Flight” awards. Each Strike/Flight award represents 20 missions flown under combat conditions.
5. Navy Commendation Medal with a Combat V indicating award under combat conditions.
6. Navy Achievement Medal

7. Navy Unit Commendation
8. Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
9. Navy Battle Efficiency Ribbon

10. Navy Expeditionary Medal with a bronze star indicating two awards of this medal.
11. National Defense Service Medal
12. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

13. Vietnam Service Medal with three gold stars indicating participation in three “campaigns”.
14. Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with two bronze stars indicating three awards of this ribbon.
15. Vietnam Air Gallantry Cross

16. Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
17. Vietnam Campaign Medal
18. Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal with silver E indicating three consecutive years of qualification and therefore permanent possession of this medal.