General John F. Campbell assumed duties as the 34th Vice Chief of Staff, Army, Headquarters Department of the Army, March 8, 2013. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1979 with a commission in the Infantry. During more than 33 years of service, he has commanded units at every echelon from platoon to division, with duty in Germany, Haiti, Iraq, Afghanistan and the United States. After his first assignment with the U.S. Army Europe, Campbell was assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C., where he commanded a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha in the 5th Special Forces Group and an Infantry company in the 82nd Airborne Division. Returning to Fort Bragg, he served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps, and deployed in support of OPERATION UPHOLD DEMOCRACY. He later commanded 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light), and then 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division and led the brigade during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Following, he served as the Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky., and led the division as Combined Joint Task Force 101 during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Prior to becoming the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff, Campbell was the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Headquarters, Department of the Army.