Chief Warrant Officer 2 James H. Landrum is a native of Marietta, GA. After graduating from Pope High School, Chief Landrum attended the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!) and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance as a percussionist. He later earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Liberty University.
CW2 Landrum entered the Army in 2004 as an enlisted percussionist. After attending basic training and Army Musician AIT, his first duty assignment was with the 25th Infantry Division Band at Schofield Barracks, HI, with whom he deployed to Iraq for 13 months. Subsequent enlisted assignments include The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, Fort Monroe, VA; the SHAPE International Band, Casteau Belgium; and the 101st Airborne Division Band, Fort Campbell, KY.
Landrum became a Warrant Officer Bandmaster in 2015. His assignments as a Warrant Officer have been as a Doctrine Writer and Training Developer with the U.S. Army School of Music’s Directorate of Training and Doctrine; as the Commander of the 392D Army Band at Fort Lee, Virginia; and as Associate Bandmaster of the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”.
His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal; the Joint Forces Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal with silver oak leaf cluster; the Army Achievement medal with silver oak leaf cluster; the Army Good Conduct Medal, third award; the National Defense Service Medal; the Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the NCO Professional Development ribbon, second award; the Army Service ribbon; and the Overseas Service Ribbon, third award.
CW2 Landrum is married and has two children.