James L. Campbell

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James L Campbell
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Born Fort Benning, Georgia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1971-2008
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held U.S. Army Pacific Command
10th Mountain Division
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit/Bronze Star

Lieutenant General James L. Campbell (born 16 August 1949) is a retired Lieutenant General in the United States Army and was previously Director of the Army Staff. He previously commanded the U.S. Army, Pacific from November 2002 to August 2004. Commissioned through ROTC, he graduated in 1971 from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. He went on to earn a Master of Science from the University of Illinois, also in Physical Education, as well as a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Campbell served in several high profile operations, including Operation Restore Hope in Somalia in 1993, and in Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti in 1994. During his time as Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division from 1999 to 2001, he deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina and served as Commanding General for the Multi-National Division (North) for Operation Joint Forge.

Other major duty assignments for Campbell include commander of the Joint Task Force for Full Accounting for United States Pacific Command. From 1997 to 1999 he served as Assistant Division Commander for the 25th Infantry Division. Prior to his USARPAC command, he served as Special Assistant to the Commanding General at Fort Shafter.

Significant awards for Campbell are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star. After his tenure at USARPAC, Campbell was assigned to the staff of the Vice Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C.

Campbell is currently serving as Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Operations for Military Professional Resources Inc.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "[1]".

Military offices
Preceded by
Lawson W. Magruder III
Commander, 10th Mountain Division
1999–2001
Succeeded by
Franklin L. Hagenbeck
Preceded by
Edwin P. Smith
Commander, United States Army Pacific
2002–2004
Succeeded by
John M. Brown III