Lt. Gen. James L. Campbell
Lt. Gen. James L. Campbell commanded the US 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 US 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 1999-2001, he deployed to Bosnia-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 US PACOM. From 1997-1999 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 Gen. Campbell are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal. After his tenure at USARPAC, Campbell was assigned to the staff of the Vice Chief of Staff for the US Army in Washington, DC.
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