James W. Nuttall

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Nuttall, James W.
James W. Nuttall.jpg
Major General James W. Nuttall as deputy commander of First Army
Born 1953
Smithfield, Rhode Island, U.S.
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1971–2011
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major general
Unit Rhode Island Army National Guard
Army National Guard
Commands held A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery Regiment
1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery Regiment
103rd Field Artillery Brigade
Awards Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army)
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal

James W. Nuttall (born 1953) is a retired United States Army major general who served as deputy director of the Army National Guard and deputy commander of the United States First Army.

Early life[edit]

Nuttall was born in Smithfield, Rhode Island in 1953.[1][2] He graduated from Smithfield High School in 1971.[3]

Start of military career[edit]

Nuttall enlisted in the Rhode Island National Guard in 1971. In 1975 he graduated from Officer Candidate School and received his commission as a second lieutenant of Artillery.[4]

Nuttall completed several command and staff assignments in Rhode Island, including: commander, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery Regiment (1980–1982); commander, 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery Regiment (1995–1996); and commander, 103rd Field Artillery Brigade (1997–2000).[5]

In August 2000 Nuttall began several assignments outside Rhode Island, including: deputy assistant commandant - Army National Guard, United States Army Field Artillery School (2000–2002);[6] assistant chief of staff - Army National Guard, Headquarters, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (2002–2003);[7] and chief of staff, Army National Guard, Army National Guard Readiness Center (2003–2004).[8]

Later military career[edit]

In November, 2004 Nuttall was promoted to brigadier general and assigned as deputy director for operations, readiness and mobilization in the office of the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (G 3/5/7).[9]

In July, 2006 he was assigned as deputy director of the Army National Guard.[10] He was promoted to major general in 2007.[11]

In June, 2009 Nuttall was appointed as deputy commanding general - Army National Guard for the United States First Army.[12] He served in this position until retiring in 2011.[13]

Civilian career[edit]

Prior to beginning assignments outside Rhode Island in 2000, Nuttall lived in the Providence, Rhode Island area and worked as a Division I baseball umpire for the Eastern College Athletic Conference.[14][15][16][17]

Since retiring from the military, Nuttall has again worked as a college baseball umpire.[18]

Education[edit]

Nutall completed the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and is a 1988 graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

In 1991 Nuttall completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Roger Williams University.[19] He completed a Master of Arts degree in International Relations at Salve Regina University in 1995.[20]

Nuttall is a 1997 graduate of the United States Army War College. In 2009 he completed the CAPSTONE course at the National Defense University.[21]

Awards[edit]

Additional awards[edit]

Nuttall is a 2011 recipient of the National Infantry Association's Order of Saint Maurice (Primicerius).[22]

Effective dates of promotions[edit]

Chronological list of assignments[edit]

  1. August 1975 – January 1976, ammunition officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  2. January 1976 – April 1976, student, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, United States Army Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  3. May 1976 – October 1978, reconnaissance/survey officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  4. November 1978 – June 1980, personnel officer/S-1, 2nd Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  5. July 1980 - March 1982, commander, Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  6. March 1982 – November 1983, intelligence officer/S-2, 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  7. December 1983 – December 1984, personnel officer/S-1 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  8. January 1985 – November 1985, assistant operations officer/S-3, 1st Battalion 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  9. November 1985 – July 1988, operations officer/S-3, 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  10. August 1988 – December 1988, student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
  11. January 1989 – April 1990, executive officer, 2nd Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  12. May 1990 – January 1991, executive officer, 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  13. January 1991 – April 1991, force integration readiness officer, Headquarters, Rhode Island State Area Command, Rhode Island Army National Guard, Providence, Rhode Island
  14. April 1991 – August 1992, mobilization plans officer, Headquarters, Rhode Island State Area Command, Rhode Island Army National Guard, Providence, Rhode Island
  15. September 1992 – July 1993, chief, plans, operations and military support officer, State Area Command, Rhode Island Army National Guard, Providence, Rhode Island
  16. July 1993 – December 1994, operations officer/S-3, 103rd Field Artillery Brigade, Providence, Rhode Island
  17. January 1995 – July 1996, commander, 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Providence, Rhode Island
  18. July 1996 – May 1997, director of surface maintenance, Rhode Island Army National Guard, Providence, Rhode Island
  19. May 1997 – August 1997, executive officer, 103rd Field Artillery Brigade, Providence, Rhode Island
  20. August 1997 – July, 2000, commander, 103rd Field Artillery Brigade, Providence Rhode Island
  21. August 2000 – June 2002, deputy assistant commandant-Army National Guard, United States Army Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  22. June 2002 – March 2003, assistant chief of staff-Army National Guard, Headquarters, United States Army Training Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia
  23. March 2003 – November 2004, chief of staff, Army National Guard, Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington, Virginia
  24. November 2004 – July 2006, deputy director for operations, readiness and mobilization, United States Army G-3/5/7, Washington, D.C.
  25. July 2006 – May 2009, deputy director, Army National Guard, Arlington Hall, Arlington, Virginia
  26. June 2009 – June 2011, deputy commanding general, Army National Guard, Headquarters, First Army, Fort Gillem, Forest Park, Georgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, entry for James W. Nuttall, accessed June 4, 2013
  2. ^ Bruan Bender, Boston Globe, At Pentagon, Iraq a round-the-clock effort, March 20, 2006
  3. ^ Alumni Class.com, Smithfield High School Alumni Newsletter, Winter, 2010
  4. ^ Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States, Almanac, Entry for James W. Nuttall, accessed June 5, 2013
  5. ^ Providence Journal Bulletin, Rhode Island Almanac, 1996, page 119
  6. ^ U.S. Field Artillery Association, Field Artillery, 2000, page 13
  7. ^ Michael Dann, National Guard Bureau, Nuttall Becomes Army Guard’s Deputy Director, August 24, 2006
  8. ^ National Guard Bureau, Annual Review, 2004, page 100
  9. ^ Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs), General Officer Assignment, November 12, 2004
  10. ^ Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs), General Officer Assignments, June 10, 2006
  11. ^ U.S. Senate, Congressional Record, Volume 152, Part 18, December 8, 2006, page 23630
  12. ^ Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System, First Army Welcomes Maj. Gen. James W. Nuttall, June 1, 2009
  13. ^ Facebook.com, Photo album, First Army Farewell Luncheon for MG Nuttall, May 13, 2011
  14. ^ Michael Dann, National Guard Bureau, Nuttall Becomes Army Guard’s Deputy Director, August 24, 2006
  15. ^ Providence Journal, Umpires' Dinner, June 2, 1987
  16. ^ Providence Journal, R.I. Umpires Group Elects New Officers, June 7, 1988
  17. ^ Dick Lee, providence Journal, Mother of 4 on the Road to Becoming Schools' 1st Female Ump, May 14, 1992
  18. ^ America East, News Box Score, UMBC vs Binghamton, April 21, 2013
  19. ^ Hooah Homefront, Deputy Director, Army National Guard Selected, August, 2006
  20. ^ Michael Maynard, Providence Journal, The sun shines on the Salve Regina Class of 1995, May 15, 1995
  21. ^ Read Bag.com, CAPSTONE student biographies, March 18, 2009. Pages 26–27
  22. ^ National Infantry Association, List of Award recipients Archived 2005-02-19 at the Wayback Machine., 2012, page 168

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