Gen. James C. McConville assumed duties as the 40th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Aug. 9, 2019, after most recently serving as the 36th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

He is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. He holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard University in 2002.

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 the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), where he also served as the 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).



 

Military Career
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James is a native of Harrisville, West Virginia, and enlisted in the United States Army in October 02, 1997. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training as an artilleryman at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. James deployments includes Iraqi Freedom, Inherent Resolve, and Syria War.

Personal Life

 


James was born to an Estonian father and a white mother (USA). He was just 11 years when both parents died in a car accident..[1] James was married to Sharon Kiener and they both had Esther.

 

Born:        February 11, 1970, West Virginia.

Allegiance: United States
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of
service: 1997 – present
Deployment Location: Damarcus, Syria
Rank: Master Sergeant
Service Status: ACTIVE
Expected Ending: 2024

Battles/wars:
Iraq War: 2005 – 2010
Syria War: – 2017 – present