Maj. Gen. Jody J. Daniels assumed the position of Commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division on Dec. 1, 2018. Daniels also serves as Senior Commander, Fort McCoy.
Daniels earned a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Carnegie Mellon University, a master's degree and postgraduate doctoral degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and a master's degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Her previous assignment was as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command. Prior to arriving at Forces Command, Daniels was assigned as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff G-2, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2. She has over 33 years of active and reserve military service and previously served as the Deputy Director and Director, Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate (J2) for U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany; dual-hatted as the Commanding General, 87th Army Reserve Support Command (East), Birmingham, Alabama, and Deputy Commanding General, Support, for First Army Division East, Fort Meade, Maryland; and as the Assistant Chief of Staff for U.S. Africa Command. She has served as Commander of the Theater Support Command, which consisted of 11 military intelligence (MI) battalions, and in numerous military leadership positions including command of a MI company in Korea, a basic training battalion in New Jersey, and a MI group in Massachusetts. She completed a Civil Affairs deployment to Kosovo as well as a deployment to Iraq where she served as the Chief of Plans and Integration and then as the Director for Intelligence (J2) for the Multi-National Security Transition Command– Iraq (MNSTC-I).
In her civilian career, MG Daniels was previously the Director of Advanced Programs for Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories (LM ATL). Prior to that, she was the Director of the Contextual Systems Laboratory where she led a research and development laboratory of 30 personnel in two technology software areas. She also worked as a manager and engineer in LM ATL's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She also has served on the Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Review Board for five years, on the ISAT Steering Committee for a year, and Drexel University's Computer Science Department Advisory Board for three years
Her awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with two oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Combat Action Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with two oak leaf clusters), Army Superior Unit Award (with oak leaf cluster), and Knowlton Award.