National Guard
Brigadier General James P. Wong
  
Deputy Commanding General, US Army South
Fort Sam Houston, TX
Since: December 2016
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Temple University - BBA - Finance
Central Michigan University - MS - Administration
U.S. Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Army War College (AWC)
ASLDP-Basic
Joint & Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) JPME-II
NATO Senior Officer Policy Course
FISCL
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar
Harvard University, Senior Executives in National and International Security (SENIS)
Interim Guard Senior Leader Training (IGSLT)
National Security Studies Management Course (NSSMC), Syracuse University, New York

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) Chinese

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 18 Dec 84
1LT 17 Dec 87
CPT 2 Mar 93
MAJ 23 Sep 97
LTC 20 May 02
COL 2 Aug 06
BG 1 Oct 14

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Dec 16 Present Deputy Commanding General, US Army South, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Oct 15 Jan 16 Special Assistant to Director, Army National Guard for Total Force Issues
Oct 14 Sep 15 Special Assistant to Director, Army National Guard, Arlington, Virginia
Apr 14 Oct 14 Future Operations Division Chief, J-35, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia
Mar 13 Apr 14 Senior Army National Guard Advisor, Headquarters, United States Army Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany
Aug 11 Mar 13 Senior Army National Guard Advisor, Headquarters, United States Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany
Jun 11 Aug 11 Deputy Division Chief, United States Army Element Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, District of Columbia
Sep 10 Jun 11 Senior National Guard Advisor, United States Forces Afghanistan, Bagram, Afghanistan
Sep 08 Sep 10 Deputy Division Chief, J-8 Forces Division, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, District of Columbia
Nov 06 Sep 08 Chief of Staff, United States Army Maneuver Support Center, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Jul 05 Nov 06 Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
May 04 Jul 05 Operations Officer, Headquarters, 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Deployed as Team Chief, Embedded Training Team, Afghanistan National Army)
Feb 02 May 04 Commander, Headquarters, 103rd Engineer Battalion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 01 Feb 02 Branch Chief, Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington, Virginia
Jul 00 Jul 01 Army National Guard Plans Officer, Headquarters, Eighth United States Army, Camp Casey, Korea
Jun 99 Jul 00 Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Mar 97 Jun 99 S-3, Exercise Plans Officer, Headquarters, United States Army South, Fort Clayton, Panama
May 96 Mar 97 Exercise Operations Officer, Headquarters, United States Army South, Fort Clayton, Panama
Mar 94 May 96 Instructor/Tactical Officer, 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia
Oct 93 Mar 94 S-1, Headquarters, 103rd Engineer Battalion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 92 Oct 93 S-2, Headquarters, 103rd Engineer Battalion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 90 Nov 92 Executive Officer, Company A, 103rd Engineer Battalion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 89 Dec 90 Platoon Leader, Company A, 103rd Engineer Battalion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 88 Feb 89 Platoon Leader, Company B, 103rd Engineer Battalion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 86 Nov 88 Commander, 369th Engineer Detachment (Firefighter), Worchester, Pennsylvania
Dec 84 Aug 86 Support Platoon Leader, Company C, 330th Engineer Battalion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Future Operations Division Chief, J-35, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia Apr 14 - Oct 14 Colonel
Senior National Guard Advisor, United States Forces Afghanistan, Bagram, Afghanistan Sep 10 - Jun 11 Colonel
Deputy Division Chief, J-8 Forces Division, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, District of Columbia Sep 08 - Sep 10 Colonel
Operations Officer, Headquarters, 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Deployed as Team Chief, Embedded Training Team, Afghanistan National Army) May 04 - Jul 05 Lieutenant Colonel

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Senior National Guard Advisor, United States Forces Afghanistan, Bagram, Afghanistan Sep 10 - Jun 11 Colonel
Operations Officer, Headquarters, 28th Infantry Division, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Deployed as Team Chief, Embedded Training Team, Afghanistan National Army) May 04 - Jul 05 Lieutenant Colonel

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Joint Service Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass and M Device with Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 5)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 4)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Guatemalan National Flower “White Nun” Orchid Medal 2nd Class
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
Combat Action Badge
Air Assault Badge
Parachutist Badge
Pathfinder Badge
Sapper Tab
German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge - Gold
German Marksmanship Award/Schutzenschnur – Gold

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Pennsylvania
Association of the United States Army
American Legion
United States Army War College Alumni Association
Army Engineer Association

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
De Fleury Medal, Bronze

 

 

As of: 24 May 17

 

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