|John Francis Campbell|
Campbell, 34th VCS U. S. Army
|Born||1957 (age 57–58)|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1979–present (35 years)|
General John F. Campbell is a United States Army general who currently serves as the Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Prior to his current assignment, Campbell was the Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 of the United States Army. Campbell also served as Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division from 2009 to 2011.
Campbell graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1979 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. His first assignments were as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Anti-tank Platoon Leader with the 3rd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment in Wiesbaden, Germany.
After attending the Infantry Officers Advance Course and the Special Forces Qualification Course, Campbell served as a Battalion Adjutant and Operational Detachment Alpha Commander in 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina followed by assignments in the 82nd Airborne Division as commander of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and as the Division G-3 Air Officer.
He was selected to attend the Command and General Staff College, after which he was again assigned to Ft Bragg and the 82nd Airborne Division, where he served as the Division G-3 Training Officer, Brigade Operations Officer for the 2nd Brigade, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment and as the Aide-de-camp for the XVIII Airborne Corps Commander (deployed during Operation Uphold Democracy).
Campbell commanded the 2nd Battalion 5th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii followed by attendance at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation he was assigned to the Joint Staff.
General officer assignmentsEdit
After promotion to general officer, in 2005, Campbell was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas as the Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver (DCG-M) for the 1st Cavalry Division and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the DCG-M for Multi-National Division – Baghdad for both the 4th Infantry Division and the 1st Cavalry Division. Campbell's following assignment was as the Deputy Director for Regional Operations, J33, The Joint Staff.
In 2009, Campbell was named Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. While serving as the Commanding General, he also commanded Combined Joint Task Force 101 the operational headquarters for Regional Command East in Afghanistan from June 2010 to May 2011. Upon relinquishing command of the 101st Airborne Division in August 2011 to Major General James C. McConville, Campbell was promoted to Lieutenant General and became the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7.
Dates of rankEdit
|General||8 March 2013|
|Lieutenant General||6 September 2011|
|Major General||7 November 2008|
|Brigadier General||1 October 2005|
|Colonel||1 June 2000|
|Lieutenant Colonel||1 April 1995|
|Major||1 October 1990|
|Captain||1 June 1983|
|First Lieutenant||21 February 1981|
|Second Lieutenant||6 June 1979|
Awards and decorationsEdit
|Distinguished Service Medal|
|Defense Superior Service Medal|
|Legion of Merit with two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters|
|Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Joint Service Commendation Medal|
|Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Army Achievement Medal|
|Army Presidential Unit Citation with oak leaf cluster|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation with oak leaf cluster|
|National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal|
|Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one service star|
|Iraq Campaign Medal with one service star|
|Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Humanitarian Service Medal with one service star|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 5|
|NATO Meritorious Service Medal|
|NATO Medal for Service with ISAF|
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- ↑ David B. Snow (17 August 2011). "Campbell bids farewell as 101st post commander". The Eagle Post. http://www.theeaglepost.us/news/article_86acb826-c8de-11e0-917e-001cc4c03286.html. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- ↑ "Major General John F. Campbell, 101st Airborne Division Commander to return to Fort Campbell May 20th". Clarksville, TN Online. 18 May 2011. http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2011/05/18/major-general-john-f-campbell-101st-airborne-division-commander-to-return-to-fort-campbell-may-20th/. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- ↑ "Defence.gov News Release". http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=14571. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
- ↑ "Campbell takes oath as Army's vice chief of staff | Article | The United States Army". Army.mil. http://www.army.mil/article/98124/Campbell_takes_oath_as_Army_s_vice_chief_of_staff/. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- ↑ Campbell takes oath as Army's vice chief of staff
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 "National Defence University Bios". http://www.ndu.edu/pinnacle/docUploaded/Fellows%20Bios.pdf. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
- ↑ "Gen. John F. Campbell biography | Article | The United States Army". Army.mil. http://www.army.mil/article/98068/Gen__John_F__Campbell_biography/. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
This article incorporates from the United States Government document "http://www.isaf.nato.int/en/about-isaf/leadership/major-general-john-f.-campbell.html".
Jeffrey J. Schloesser
|Commander, 101st Airborne Division|
July 2009 – August 2011
| Succeeded by|
James C. McConville
|Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army|
8 March 2013 – present
| Succeeded by|
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