Col. Jimmy P. Ashworth
Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)
Col. Jimmy Ashworth was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in November 1939. After enlisting in 1961 he was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1964. A combat veteran of two tours in Vietnam as well as Grenada, he served as Chief of Staff and later Deputy Commander for the US Army, Pacific.
Col. Ashworth earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of Nebraska in 1971, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Kansas in 1976. In 1991 he graduated from the Rice University Senior Executive Development Program.
Ashworth's military education includes the National Senior Intelligence Course, the Army War College, and the Executive Leader Development Program Course. His significant assignments prior to becoming USARPAC Chief of Staff were brigade commander for the 703rd Military Intelligence Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and Executive Officer to the Commanding General for USARPAC.
Among Ashworth's awards are the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. He retired from the Army as the USARPAC Deputy Commander on 19 February 1992.
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