James C. McConville

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James C. McConville
Gen. James C. McConville.jpg
Born (1959-04-14) April 14, 1959 (age 59)
Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Army-USA-OF-09.svg General
Commands held 101st Airborne Division
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (3)

James Charles McConville is a United States Army general who serves as the 36th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.[1] He previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Personnel of The United States Army.[2]

Education

General James C. McConville of Quincy, Massachusetts graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as an Infantry officer in the regular Army in 1981.[3] He holds 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.

Career

General McConville held several command assignments, to include command of an air cavalry troop in the 7th Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Ord, California, command of 2-17 CAV in 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and command of an air cavalry brigade in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas

General McConville commanded the 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry in Iraq from 2004-2005 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Based on the heroism of his aviators and the tireless efforts of his Soldiers, his Brigade was selected as the 2004 AAAA Aviation Unit of the Year. General McConville served as the Deputy Commanding General (Support) for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)/ CJTF-101/ Regional Command East in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom from 2008 to 2009.

General McConville’s key staff assignments include S-3 for Flight Concepts Division, S-3 for 5th Squadron, 9th Cavalry, S-3 for the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, J5 Strategic Planner for the United States Special Operations Command, G-3 for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Deputy Chief and Chief of the Office of Legislative Liaison. He became the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, United States Army, on 4 August, 2014.

General 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 U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff on April 24, 2017.[4][5]

Awards and decorations

Combat Action Badge.svg  Combat Action Badge
Expert Infantry Badge.svg  Expert Infantryman 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
United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png  Army Staff Identification Badge
101st Airborne Division CSIB.png  101st Airborne Division Combat Service Identification Badge
17thCavRegtDUI.gif 17th Cavalry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ArmyOSB.svg 6 Overseas Service Bars
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Award numeral 2.png Air Medal with bronze award numeral 2
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 3.png Army Overseas Service Ribbon with award numeral 3
NATO Medal for the former Yugoslavia

References

  1. ^ Panzino, Charlsy (June 16, 2017). "Army personnel chief sworn in as vice chief of staff". ArmyTimes. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://www.rs.nato.int/about-isaf/leadership/major-general-james-c.-mcconville.html
  4. ^ Myers, Meghann (April 25, 2017). "Army personnel boss nominated to be next vice chief of staff". ArmyTimes. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 
  5. ^ McBride, Courtney (April 25, 2017). "Army G-1 nominated to serve as vice chief". Inside Defense. Retrieved April 27, 2017. 

External links

Media related to James C. McConville at Wikimedia Commons

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Preceded by
Daniel B. Allyn
Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
16 June 2017 – present
Incumbent
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