Major James Bithorn was born and raised in Long Island, NY and graduated from Norwich University with a B.A. in English Literature in 2003. Upon commissioning and completion of OBC he was assigned to 5/7CAV, 1st Brigade, 3ID where he served as a scout platoon leader and HQs troop executive officer and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III.
Upon redeployment and completion of the Maneuver Captain's Career Course, he was a assigned to 1-506IN, 4th Brigade, 101st ABN (AASLT) where he served as a rifle company commander and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VIII.
Once redeployed from Afghanistan, Major Bithorn served as an O/C-T and Division plans team chief for Operations Group, NTC. Once complete with his assignment there, he was subsequently assigned as an SGL for the Maneuver Captain's Career Course at Fort Benning.
Major Bithorn will graduate from the Air Command and Staff College in June '13, where he will earn a Masters of Military Operational Art and Science. His next assignment is as an AMSP student within the School of Advanced Military Studies.