Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Campbell to take
command of
Army Pacific

Maj. Gen. James Campbell
was also promoted to
3-star lieutenant general

By Gregg K. Kakesako

Army Maj. Gen. James L. Campbell, recently promoted to three-star lieutenant general, will be returning to the islands as the commander of U.S. Army Pacific.

From his headquarters at Fort Shafter, Campbell will be in charge of active duty soldiers and Army reservists in Japan, Alaska, Johnston Atoll and the Pacific.

Also moving is Brig. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, from assistant division commander for operations at 25th Infantry Division (Light) to the post of deputy director for operations, J-3, at the U.S. Pacific Command at Camp H.M. Smith.

Campbell, who has had numerous tours in Hawaii and the 25th Infantry Division, is now a two-star general commanding the 10th Mountain Division (Light) at Fort Drum, N.Y.

Campbell's first Hawaii assignment came in June 1984 when he was named as the executive officer of the 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry at Schofield Barracks. A year later, he became assistant chief of staff for the 25th Infantry Division and in July 1987 was promoted to command the division's 4th Battalion, 27th Infantry.

Campbell left in June 1989 to attend the Naval War College. After command positions in Somalia in April 1993 and Haiti in September 1994, Campbell returned to Hawaii in July 1996 to head Joint Task Force-Full Accounting at Camp Smith.

In September 1997, Campbell was assigned as assistant division commander for the 25th until he was promoted to command the 10th Division in March 1999.

He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri and a master's from the University of Illinois.

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