James S. Niederriter

Mr. James S. Niederriter is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He has been serving as the Deputy to the Garrison Commander, USAG – Japan since 28 May 2017. Prior to assuming his current position, he was assigned as the Chief, Human Resources (G-1) for IMCOM Pacific Region, Fort Shafter, Hawaii from 11 February 2013 to 27 May 2017.  Mr. Niederriter also previously served as the Deputy G-1, US Army Japan/I Corps (Forward) from 10 August 2010 to 9 February 2013 and Chief, Programs and Policy Division, US Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii upon his retirement from   the US Army in 2009.

Mr. Niederriter began his military service in the US Army in 1985 as a Human Resources professional.  Mr. Niederriter had numerous assignments including Germany, Turkey, Belgium, Hawaii and numerous locations in the Continental United States.  He served at the Headquarters’ of XVIII Airborne Corps, United States Army, Pacific (USARPAC), Forces Command (FORSCOM), US Central Command (USCENTCOM) and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), amongst other assignments during his 24 year military career.

Mr. Niederriter’s key staff assignments include Chief, Enlisted Strength Management /Readiness Branch for USARPAC; Chief, Special Actions Division for USCENTCOM and Administrative Assistant for the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe/Commander, US European Command at SHAPE, Belgium.

He also deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom during his military career.  Mr. Niederriter retired as a       Chief Warrant Officer in March 2009.  His military decorations include the Legion of
Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), the Meritorious Service Medal
(4th Award), Joint Meritorious Unit Award and numerous other awards and decorations.

Mr. Niederriter received his degree in Business Management from Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii in 1994 while on active duty.  He has received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Superior Civilian Service Award and the Commanders Award for Civilian Service during his Department of the Army Civilian career.