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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]



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.


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[edit]

""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.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg "Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
""""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze 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.svg""Bronze 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.svg""Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg""Bronze 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.png""Bronze-service-star-3d.png "Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
""""Bronze-service-star-3d.png""Bronze-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


  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. 

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