John Francis Campbell (born April 11, 1957) is a retired United States Army basic who was commander of the Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces – Afghanistan. He was the final commander of the International Security Assistance Force. Prior to this, he served because the thirty fourth Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. He is at present a member of the board of administrators of IAP, and BAE Systems, and serves on the advisory board of Code of Support Foundation.
In 2009, Campbell was named Commanding General, a hundred and first Airborne Division, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. While serving because the Commanding General, he additionally commanded Combined Joint Task Force 101 the operational headquarters for Regional Command East in Afghanistan from June 2010 to May 2011. Upon relinquishing command of the a hundred and first Airborne Division in August 2011 to Major General James C. McConville, Campbell was promoted to Lieutenant General and have become the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Training (G-3/5/7).
After promotion to basic officer, in 2005, Campbell was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas because the Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver (DCG-M) for the first Cavalry Division and deployed to Iraq in help of Operation Iraqi Freedom because the DCG-M for Multi-National Division – Baghdad for each the 4th Infantry Division and the first Cavalry Division. Campbell’s following project was because the Deputy Director for Regional Operations, (J-33), The Joint Staff.
Following command Campbell was assigned to the Army Staff and served because the Executive Officer to the thirty fifth Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Peter J. Schoomaker.
Campbell commanded 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division and the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment and deployed his Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan in help of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Campbell commanded the 2nd Battalion fifth Infantry Regiment, twenty fifth Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii adopted by attendance on the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Upon commencement, he was assigned to the Joint Staff.
He was chosen to attend the Command and General Staff College, after which he was once more assigned to Ft. Bragg and the 82nd Airborne Division, the place he served because the Division Training and Operations (G-3) Officer, Brigade Operations Officer (S-3) for 2nd Brigade, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment and because the Aide-de-camp for the XVIII Airborne Corps Commander (deployed throughout Operation Uphold Democracy).
Campbell was then assigned because the Assistant Professor of Military Science after which the Professor of Military Science on the University of California, Davis.
After attending the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and the Special Forces Qualification Course, Campbell served as a Battalion Adjutant and Operational Detachment Alpha Commander in 1st Battalion, fifth Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina adopted by assignments within the 82nd Airborne Division as commander of Bravo Company, third Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and because the Division Assistant Operations and Training Officer (G-3 Air).
The son of a United States Air Force senior grasp sergeant, Campbell was born at Loring Air Force Base in Maine on April 11, 1957 and grew up on army bases world wide. In 1971 he turned an Eagle Scout in Fairfield, California’s Boy Scout Troop 270. In 1975 he graduated from Fairfield High School, the place he was a participant within the Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1979 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant within the infantry. His first assignments have been as a rifle platoon chief, firm govt officer, and anti-tank platoon chief with the third Battalion, twenty eighth Infantry Regiment in Wiesbaden, Germany.
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