James C. McConville

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James C. McConville
McConville as CSA.jpg
Born (1959-03-16) March 16, 1959 (age 62) [1]
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1981–present
Rank General
Commands held Chief of Staff of the Army
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army
101st Airborne Division
4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan
Iraq War
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal (3)

James Charles McConville [1] (born March 16, 1959) is a United States Army general who serves as the 40th chief of staff of the Army. [2] He previously served as the 36th vice chief of staff of the Army from June 16, 2017 to July 26, 2019. Prior to that, he served as the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (G1). He assumed his current assignment on August 9, 2019.

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Early life and education

McConville was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, and was commissioned as an Aviation officer in the United States Army in 1981. [3] He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and was a 2002 National Security Fellow at Harvard University.

Military career

McConville's command assignments include commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), where he also served as the commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force-101, Operation Enduring Freedom; deputy commanding general for support of the Combined Joint Task Force-101, Operation Enduring Freedom; commander of the 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Operation Iraqi Freedom; commander of the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); and commander of C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division (Light).

McConville's key staff assignments include the U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-1; chief of legislative liaison; executive officer to the vice chief of staff of the Army; G-3 for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); J5 strategic planner for U.S. Special Operations Command; S-3 for 25th Combat Aviation Brigade; S-3 for 5th Squadron, 9th Cavalry; and S-3 for Flight Concepts Division.

McConville is a master army aviator qualified in the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, the AH-64D Longbow Apache, the AH-6, AH-1 Cobra and other aircraft. He was nominated for appointment to vice chief of Staff on April 24, 2017. [4] [5]

Awards and decorations

Combat Action Badge.svg    Combat Action Badge
US Army Master Aviator Badge.png    Master Army Aviator Badge
AirAssault.svg    Air Assault Badge
United States Air Force Parachutist Badge.svg    Basic Parachutist Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg    Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png    Army Staff Identification Badge
US 101st Airborne Division patch.svg 101st Airborne Division Combat Service Identification Badge
17thCavRegtDUI.gif 17th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ArmyOSB.svg 6 Overseas Service Bars
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg
Army Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Defense Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal ribbon.svg Award numeral 2.svg Air Medal with bronze award numeral 2
Joint Service Commendation ribbon.svg Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal ribbon.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Joint Meritorious Unit Award ribbon.svg
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Afghanistan Campaign ribbon.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Iraq Campaign Medal ribbon.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon.svg Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon.svg Award numeral 4.png Army Overseas Service Ribbon with award numeral 4
NATO Medal ribbon (Non-Article 5).svg NATO Medal for service with ISAF
Kartika Eka Paksi Utama.gif Kartika Eka Paksi Utama (Army Meritorious Service Star), First Class (Indonesia)

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References

  1. 1 2 Register of Graduates and Former Cadets, United States Military Academy. 1986. Page 875.
  2. US Army (9 August 2019) Get to know the 40th Chief of Staff of the Army Video Clip
  3. Nato Biography, James C. McConville
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  5. McBride, Courtney (April 25, 2017). "Army G-1 nominated to serve as vice chief". Inside Defense. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
Military offices
Preceded by
John F. Campbell
Commander of the 101st Airborne Division
2011–2014
Succeeded by
Gary J. Volesky
Preceded by
Howard B. Bromberg
Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel of the United States Army
2015–2017
Succeeded by
Thomas C. Seamands
Preceded by
Daniel B. Allyn
Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Joseph M. Martin
Preceded by
Mark A. Milley
Chief of Staff of the United States Army
2019–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
David H. Berger
as Commandant of the Marine Corps
Order of precedence of the United States
as Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Succeeded by
Michael M. Gilday
as Chief of Naval Operations