U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS
Hall of Fame
Mr. James L. Bacon
Mr. James L. Bacon was born December 17th in Camden, Arkansas. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering. He started his career as a mechanical engineer at Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR.
In 1971, Mr. Bacon became the Special Assistant to the Technical Director of the U.S. Army’s Chemical Research and Development and Engineering Center at Edgewood Arsenal, MD. He would serve as General Engineer, U.S. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD and as Project Engineer for the Honest John GB Warhead Demilitarization Program at Rocky Mountain Arsenal, CO.
In 1996 Mr. Bacon was promoted to Executive Assistant to the Commander of Pine Bluff Arsenal. Through his efforts, great strides were made in public safety, environmental improvements and treaties on Chemical Demilitarization. He was then appointed as a Member of the Senior Executive Service at Aberdeen Proving Ground and then as Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization until his retirement in 2002.
Mr. Bacon was a two time recipient of the prestigious Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his support to the Army’s Binary Chemical Munitions Program and for his expertise in handling chemical incidents, dedication and hard work in the Spring Valley project.
Mr. Bacon is a leading expert in chemical matters, an exemplary corporate citizen and a prominent community leader. His 41 years of devotion to Federal Service has positively impacted the U.S. Army and the Chemical Corps.