Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette
Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)
Major General Jim Pasquarette was commissioned an armor officer upon graduation from Furman University in 1983. His first duty assignment was 1st Battalion, 13th Armor in Illesheim, West Germany. As a captain, MG Pasquarette served in 1st Cavalry Division in G3 Operations, as the 1st Brigade logistics officer, and as a tank company commander in 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry. His company subsequently deployed as a COHORT unit to Korea and became part of 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor, 2nd Infantry Division.
Upon completion of company command, MG Pasquarette spent two years as a staff officer in the Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate on the Army Staff in Washington, DC. He subsequently spent three years at Fort Stewart, Georgia as Chief of Plans, 3rd Infantry Division and operations officer for 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor and 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. He then served at Fort MacPherson, Georgia as a plans officer in 3rd Army and as aide-de-camp to the FORSCOM Commander.
MG Pasquarette commanded 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division from 2001-2003. Upon completion of battalion command, he served on the Joint Staff in Washington DC. From 2005-2007, MG Pasquarette commanded 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and in Iraq. Following his attendance at the Army War College, he served as the executive officer to the Chief of Staff of the Army followed by an assignment as Deputy Commanding General (Support) for 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at both Fort Carson and Iraq. Upon return from Iraq, MG Pasquarette served as the Director, Comprehensive Soldier Fitness prior to becoming the Deputy Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, HQDA G8.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and Army Meritorious Service Medal. He has earned Master’s degrees from Harvard University, School of Advanced Military Studies, and the Army War College.
MG Pasquarette is married and they have three sons.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks