Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division Major General Douglas A. Sims II

Major General Douglas A. Sims II graduated from the U.S Military Academy at West Point in 1991 and was commissioned into the Infantry Branch. He has commanded at all levels from Platoon to Division.

MG Sims most recently served as the Deputy Director for Regional Operations and Force Management, J-35, Joint Staff, Washington, DC. His previous assignments include: Director, Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, United States Army, Washington, DC; Deputy Commanding General (Support), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Afghanistan; Chief of Staff, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Commander, 2d Cavalry Regiment, Germany and Afghanistan; Commander, 1st Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, Germany and Afghanistan. His operational deployments include OPERATION FREEDOM’S SENTINEL, and multiple tours in support of both OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan) and IRAQI FREEDOM (Iraq).

MG Sims holds a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University and is a graduate of the Senior Service College Fellowship Program, Security Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has earned the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and various other military awards. MG Sims is authorized to wear the Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist's Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge, and Joint and Army Staff Identification Badges.