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Commander, United States Army Japan

MG Joel B. Vowell

Major General Joel “JB” Vowell grew up an Army brat and received his commission as an Infantry officer upon graduation from the University of Alabama in 1991. During his career, he has been stationed in Europe, Pacific, Middle East, and many posts across the United States. He has served on operational assignments to Egypt and on hurricane relief operations in the U.S., and served three combat tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, including the surge campaigns in both countries. His commands include 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment (Air Assault) “No Slack” and the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Air Assault) “Rakkasans” of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

He was a War College Fellow at Stanford University in 2012 and an Army Chief of Staff’s Senior Fellow to the Brookings Institution in 2016. He most recently served as the Deputy Commanding General-Operations for the 25th Infantry Division and Deputy Strategic Planning and Policy directorate (J-5), U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. He assumed his present duties June 25, 2021.

Major General Vowell is a Category 2 USA Cycling Road Racer and a member of the CoreTechs Masters Team, Portola Valley, California, along with being the 2018 and 2019 Hawaii State Masters Champion.

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