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Commander, United States Army Japan & I Corps (Forward)

MG James C. Boozer, SR.

Major General James C. Boozer, Sr., a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and a graduate of The Citadel, entered the Army in 1980 as a Field Artilleryman. He assumed his present duties as Commander, United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) on 25 June 2013.

His previous assignment was as Deputy Commanding General U.S. Army Europe and prior to that was the Operations Director, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Command.

Major General Boozer has served in a variety of command and staff positions in the United States and around the world, as well as multiple deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom with his most recent deployment as the Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver, 1st Armored Division and as the Deputy Commanding General for Multi-National Division-North in Iraq.

Major General Boozer has commanded at the Battery through Brigade level; staff positions in the Pentagon on the Department of Army staff; as well as the Chief of Plans, J-3 U.S. Central Command. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through ROTC from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He also holds a Master’s in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Some of his awards include the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with 2 oak leaf clusters, and Bronze Star with 2 oak leaf clusters. He is married and they have four children and three grandchildren.







Last reviewed on April 20, 2015, by USARJ Public Affairs Office.