Maj. Gen. James B. Jarrard
Maj. Gen. James (Jamie) B. Jarrard assumed command of the 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Hawaii Nov. 5, 2019. Jarrard most recently served as the Director of Operations, J3, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.
Upon graduation from North Hall High School, Jarrard attended basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and served in the Georgia National Guard while attending college. He was commissioned and entered active duty service May 25, 1988, at North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Georgia.
After his graduation from the Infantry Officers Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, Jarrard’s first assignment was with B Company, 7th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division, in Germany. He subsequently served at the 5th Ranger Training Battalion in Dahlonega, Georgia, before assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he served as the assistant S3 for 3rd Brigade and commander, Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment.
He has served in numerous command and staff assignments in the U.S. Special Operations Command along with assignments to 7th Infantry Division and the Joint Staff. His eight operational assignments include leadership and command positions from Operation Desert Storm in 1991 in Kuwait to his most recent assignment as commander, Special Operation Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve from 2017-2018.
Jarrard holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from North Georgia College and a Master of Science in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and served as a senior service college fellow at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.
He is married and has six children.