James C. McConville
|Born||March 16, 1959|
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1981–present|
|Commands held||Chief of Staff of the Army|
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army
101st Airborne Division
4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan|
|Awards||Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal (3)
James Charles McConville (born March 16, 1959) is a United States Army general who serves as the 40th Chief of Staff of the Army. He previously served as the 36th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army from June 16, 2017 to July 26, 2019. Prior to that, he served as the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (G1). He assumed his current assignment on August 9, 2019.
Early life and education
McConville was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, and was commissioned as an Infantry officer in the United States Army in 1981. He earned 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.
McConville's command assignments include Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), where he also served as the Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force-101, Operation Enduring Freedom; Deputy Commanding General (support) of Combined Joint Task Force-101, Operation Enduring Freedom; Commander of 4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Operation Iraqi Freedom; Commander of 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); and Commander of C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division (Light).
McConville's key staff assignments include the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1; Chief of Legislative Liaison; Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army; G-3 for 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); J5 strategic planner for U.S. Special Operations Command; S-3 for 25th Combat Aviation Brigade; S-3 for 5th Squadron, 9th Cavalry; and S-3 for Flight Concepts Division.
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 Vice Chief of Staff of the Army on April 24, 2017.
Awards and decorations
|Army Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster|
|Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters|
|Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters|
|Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters|
|Air Medal with bronze award numeral 2|
|Joint Service Commendation Medal|
|Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster|
|National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars|
|Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|Army Overseas Service Ribbon with award numeral 4|
|NATO Medal for service with ISAF|
- Register of Graduates and Former Cadets, United States Military Academy. 1986. Page 875.
- US Army (9 August 2019) Get to know the 40th Chief of Staff of the Army Video Clip
- Nato Biography, James C. McConville
- Myers, Meghann (April 25, 2017). "Army personnel boss nominated to be next vice chief of staff". ArmyTimes. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
- McBride, Courtney (April 25, 2017). "Army G-1 nominated to serve as vice chief". Inside Defense. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
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